Heat Shield on fire (Poster G)
This contact sheet is made of 30 photos of the heat shield droping away toward Mars during the spacecraft’s descent through the Martian atmosphere on Feb. 18, 2021.
- Museum-quality poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper.
- Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
- Shipped in sturdy packaging protecting the poster
The heat shield and back shell encapsulated NASA’s Perseverance rover on its journey to the Red Planet. This image was taken by the rover’s Lander Vision System Camera (LCAM), serving as part of the Terrain-Relative Navigation system. This was the first use at Mars of the system, which compared images from below the spacecraft to an onboard map, helping to guide the spacecraft to a safe landing spot in Jezero Crater. Past missions had deemed Jezero Crater too hazardous to be a landing site because of its cliffs, dunes, and boulders.
The LCAM generates 1024x1024 pixel grayscale images across a 90x90-degree field of view. The exposure time for each image is just under 150 microseconds, which enables crisp images during descent.
LCAM was provided by Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego; the Perseverance rover was built and is operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. JPL is a division of Caltech in Pasadena.
Mars Perseverance Sol 44: Rover Down-Look Camera
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its Rover Down-Look Camera. This camera is mounted on the bottom of the rover and looks down at the surface.
These images were acquired on Apr. 5, 2021 (Sol 44) at the local mean solar time of 15:43:38.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Product Code : PERS-RDLC-SOL44-1
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Beyond the Martian landscapes, we see above all enigmatic and poetic images , which lead us to think that these prints are the first contemporary works of art created by the AI of a robot on another planet more than 62 million kilometers away.
This is quite simply the first extraterrestrial artificial intelligence to create works of art on MARS
A disturbing and poetic immersion on this distant planet that has never been so close and familiar thanks to the technological prowess of human beings always in search of exploration.
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