11 history-making Mars Perseverance rover moments, captured on camera
NASA's Perseverance Rover landed on Mars on 18 February 2021.
In the days following Perseverance's Mars touch-down, NASA's latest rover has been busy sending images back to Earth. Perseverance will look for signs of past microbial life and provide important information that will help scientists prepare for future human exploration on the Red Planet.
Here are some of the latest images beamed back from the Martian surface
A Slow Descent
Eagle-eyed view of Perseverance
A successful landing
Six wheels on my wagon
Crystal clear Mars
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The landing site
A model mission
Panoramic vision of Mars
Satellite Navigation as standard
View from the Mastcam
For the latest information about NASA's Mars mission, check out the Perseverance homepage here.
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs