NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter snapped a beautiful image of a Martian sunset late last month.
The helicopter, which recently took off on its 45th flight, used its high-resolution color camera to capture the scene.
The camera is located in the helicopter’s fuselage and was pointed around 22 degrees below the horizon on Feb. 22 – or Sol 714 of the Perseverance rover mission.
Ingenuity continues to make flights around the red planet’s Jezero Crater.
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It’s now well beyond its operational life expectancy.
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The helicopter arrived at the crater in February 2021 and completed its first flight in April of that year.
While it was talked with just a few test flights, its role expanded to serve as a scout for the Mars rover.
Ingenuity has now flown 46 times.
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