Pic of the Week: Perseverance and Ingenuity

Source: Perseverance and Ingenuity from The Planetary Society.

This week’s photo is from the Planetary Society’s Year in Pictures collection. The photo shows NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, as well as the helicopter Ingenuity in the background (hard to see at first). A better image of the helicopter is provided below. The rover landed on Mars in February 2021 at the Jezero Crater and has been conducting science ever since that time. NASA plans to send some of the Perseverance’s soil samples back to Earth for more study. You can learn more about this Mars mission here.

Source: Ingenuity Helicopter from NASA.