Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter has captured a breathtaking shot of a Martian sunset, giving the world a unique view of the Red Planet.
The image was taken by the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s WATSON camera, a black and white camera mounted on the side of the aerial vehicle. It was taken during Ingenuity’s second flight, which occurred on April 22.
The image shows the Martian horizon bathed in a breathtaking golden-orange light. The sun is just below the horizon and the sky is a mix of blues and oranges. In the top left corner, the Ingenuity helicopter can be seen in silhouette.
The image was taken just before Ingenuity lifted off the ground for its second flight. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is the first-ever powered aircraft to fly on another planet and has been described as an engineering feat.
The image has captured the imaginations of people around the world, as it provides a unique view of the Martian landscape. It is also a testament to the engineering skill of the team at NASA, who have managed to send a fully-functioning aircraft to Mars.
The Ingenuity helicopter is part of the Mars 2020 mission, which is focused on helping to answer the question of whether or not life ever existed on Mars. Ingenuity is helping to scout out the best locations for collecting data and taking samples for future missions.
The Ingenuity helicopter has been a success so far and the team at NASA is now looking forward to the next phase of the mission. With its stunning images, Ingenuity is providing an unprecedented glimpse of a distant world.