Watch new dramatic videos from NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars


NASA on Monday released a trove of video footage showing its Perseverance rover landing on Mars after plunging through the planet’s atmosphere, unveiling the most in-depth views of a Mars landing ever.

Mission teams at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California got back 30 gigabytes of data and over 23,000 images of the vehicle descending down to the surface. The videos were among 4,500 images NASA planned to release on Monday.

Perseverance entered Mars’ atmosphere last week bundled with a protective shell and a descent stage called the “Skycrane,”…

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