NASA's Perseverance rover took a selfie on Mars with the Ingenuity helicopter on Tuesday, April 6. The 4-pound helicopter is sitting about 13 feet away from the rover.
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Photos from Perseverance's mission to Mars

Updated 2232 GMT (0632 HKT) April 8, 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover took a selfie on Mars with the Ingenuity helicopter on Tuesday, April 6. The 4-pound helicopter is sitting about 13 feet away from the rover.
JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NASA

Perseverance, NASA's most sophisticated rover to date, has landed on the surface of Mars.

The rover sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after landing on February 18.

It was launched from Florida at the end of July and traveled 292.5 million miles.

This is NASA's first mission that will search for signs of ancient life on Mars. Perseverance will also study Mars' climate and geology and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth by the 2030s.

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