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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter catches a 3D view on the rock-shrouded mound on the Martian surface

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter gave an uncommon 3D view of a rock-covered mound on the Martian surface. The picture of the geologic target, which the Mars rover team calls “Faillefeu”, was caught during Ingenuity’s 13th flight on September 4.

“About 33 feet (10 meters) wide, the mound is visible just north of the center of the image, with some large rocks casting shadows. Stretching across the top of the image is a portion of “Artuby,” a ridgeline more than half a mile (900 meters) wide,” NASA said.

The space agency further informed that at the base regarding the picture, and running upward up into the middle, there were a few of the many sand ripples that populate the South Seítah region of Mars’ Jezero Crater.

The 3D view, which is additionally called an anaglyph, is best seen with red-blue glasses. It was made by joining information from two pictures.

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter that arrived at Mars shrouded in the belly of the SUV-sized Perseverance rover is the first to fly beyond Earth. The rotorcraft has had the option to fly in the slim Martian atmosphere, showing the engineering marvel from NASA.

The Ingenuity group made history by flying an airplane on another planet and adding the basic aerial element in interplanetary investigation.

“A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith,” NASA said.

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