Ingenuity helicopter spies intriguing features on Mars during record-breaking flight | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Ingenuity helicopter spies intriguing features on Mars during record-breaking flight

During a recent daring Martian flight by the Ingenuity helicopter July 5, the chopper acted like an aerial scout for the Perseverance rover as it sailed over rough but intriguing terrain.

Now, photos taken during the 2,051-foot-long flight are helping the Perseverance science team develop the rover's exploration plan.

This Martian helicopter did things it had never done before.

This ninth flight by Ingenuity broke the helicopter's records for flight duration, distance and cruising speed. Unlike any of the previous flights, Ingenuity dipped down into a crater, descended over undulating terrain and ascended before landing on a flat plain.

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