• Opportunity is only a couple of hundred meters out and closing fast on the next mountain
• A short side trip east is in the works to check out an anomaly in the terrain
L. Crumpler, Perseverance Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The Perseverance rover Science Team will be working remotely during the early mission. Below is a brief field report summary of its latest activity.
As the Perseverance interplanetary cruise stage approaches Mars, the planet appears to grow in size, were you able to see it from the spacecraft. Over previous months Mars was just a dot in the sky from the perspective of the cruise stage. But in the past few weeks Mars has "grown" in size at an alarming rate. As of today, February 15, 2021, just three days from landing on Mars, the planet appears as big as the full Moon does from Earth.