How the Perseverance rover takes selfies on Mars


How to fit an entire rover in a photo, including a helicopter, like Perseverance did on Mars? NASA engineer Vandi Verma explains it to us

For almost all of us i selfie are now daily bread: it is enough to stretch out an arm, assume the right expression and shoot. But how to fit an entire rover in a photo, including a helicopter, as it did Perseverance on Mars? NASA engineer Vandi Verma, head of rover robotic operations at the American Agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains it to us.

Perseverance’s arm had to perform dozens of maneuvers to create what is in fact a real collage of photographs – 62 in total – to make a definitive image.

(Credit video: Nasa/Jpl-Caltech/Msss)


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