The Ingenuity helicopter is too damaged to ever fly again. Yet before its final flight, NASA’s historic Mars craft captured a sprawling view of the Martian desert.
In the aftermath of a “rough” landing during its 72nd flight, the small experimental chopper was left with at least one severely broken rotor, a tip potentially snapped off after crashing into the rocky ground. Yet on one of Ingenuity’s final flights, flight 70, the NASA craft took in the scene you see below.
It’s a vista of sprawling sand dunes. In the distance are rock-strewn ridges and mountains. And in the upper left corner you can spot the end of a helicopter leg.
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