Video of the day: American rover Perseverance lands on the Red Planet

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Video of the day: American rover Perseverance lands on the Red Planet
Video of the day: American rover Perseverance lands on the Red Planet
19 February 2021, 13:56Technology
The heaviest Mars rover, Perseverance, lands after a six-month straight flight.

On the night of February 19, NASA's mission control center broadcast the landing of the rover. Interestingly, Perseverance lands on Mars immediately, without going into orbit, as it usually does. The rover landed in the Jezero crater, which scientists believe was once a lake.

The landing itself took place in several stages, during which a heat shield and a protective capsule, a supersonic parachute, a separate flying rocket unit, and a descent system were used.

On board the ship there is a small robot helicopter, with which American scientists are going to test a new technology for studying this planet. Perseverance is tasked with looking for signs of a favorable climate in Mars' past.

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