NASA on Wednesday released a stunning panoramic photo of Mars firmly taken in the area where the rover landed last week.
A photo taken from several shots taken by the vehicle shows the Jazero Crater, which scientists say contains a deep lake in which a river flowed about 3.5 billion years ago.
The Rover took 142 360-degree shots with high-definition cameras installed on its mast.
“We are set on a very good site from where we can see the spirit, opportunity, and curiosity (the three rovers with persistence preceding the Red Planet) similar to the features found on their landing zones,” said Jim Jim Bell of Arizona University.
The US Space Agency has a clear goal of finding traces of ancient life on the Red Planet, by collecting thirty rock samples for at least two years.
Persistence cameras will help scientists determine the geological history and atmospheric conditions of the crater, and identify rocks and sediments to be removed before being taken to Earth on future missions scheduled in the 2030s.
NASA on Monday had already released two extraordinary documents captured by its rover, a stunning video of the landing recorded from all angles, and the first audio recorded by a planet on a red planet, the Martian wind gust Voice.