Newly Released Video Shows Perseverance's Mars Descent and Landing

Newly released footage shows the descent and landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover onto the surface of Mars on February 18, as shot by the vehicle’s descent camera.

This footage was taken from the perspective of the rover itself as it dropped down toward the Martian surface.

The clip was one of several released by NASA on February 22, showing the descent from several angles. On Monday, NASA also released a panorama of the surface of Mars, built from several images taken by Perseverance on February 20. Credit: NASA via Storyful

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