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Mars rover Perseverance beams back dramatic landing selfie – CBS News

Engineers say the rover is healthy and operating normally after its hair-raising descent to the surface.

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Excited engineers unveiled “fantastic” new pictures from the Perseverance Mars rover Friday, including a dramatic shot from above showing the six-wheel robot being lowered to the surface of Jezero Crater by its rocket-powered backpack.
Another picture, this one taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as it flew over the landing site during the rover’s descent Thursday, showed Perseverance’s flying saucer-shaped aeroshell suspended below the rover’s parachute against the backdrop of Jezero Crater.

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