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NASA video shows Perseverance rover landing on Mars

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The world received the first up-close look of a spacecraft landing on Mars in a video beamed back to NASA by its ‘most sophisticated’ rover, Perseverance, which touched down Thursday. 

The video begins with the violent release of the sonic parachute from the rover, along with ejection of the heat shield and shows the moment the sky crane maneuver is activated.

Perseverance is equipped with 25 cameras and two microphones that were all switched on during the $2.2billion rover’s Thursday decent.

Although the microphones did not capture audio, the camera system was able to shoot footage of the dramatic ‘seven minutes of terror’ when Perseverance endured tumultuous conditions that battered the craft as it entered the Martian atmosphere and…

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