Perseverance snaps a Mars selfie with its buddy Ingenuity

Get the Full StoryLike a friend telling the group chat they've safely arrived at their vacation destination, NASA's Perseverance rover captured a selfie Tuesday next to the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.

The selfie was shared in GIF form on Wednesday, a two-frame animation in which Perseverance's mast camera aka its head is looking at the camera and back at Ingenuity. Ingenuity was attached to Perseverance's underside during the 293-million-mile journey from Earth and successfully deployed onto the Martian surface Saturday.

Two bots, one selfie. Greetings from Jezero Crater, where I ve taken my first selfie of the mission. I m also watching the #MarsHelicopter Ingenuity as it gets ready for its first flight in a few days. Daring mighty things indeed.Images: https: owLX2LaK52 rTxDNK69rs

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