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Ingenuity helicopter snaps a 3D image of a Martian rock feature

The Mars Ingenuity helicopter has been performing very well, and its mission has gone much longer than originally anticipated. Currently, Ingenuity is being used to help find places for the rover team to explore in more detail. On the most recent Ingenuity helicopter flight, the team captured a 3D view of a rock-covered mound.

The images were captured on the 13th flight of the helicopter, which occurred on September 4. The plan for that particular mission was to explore the region of Mars’ Jezero Crater known as the “South Seitah” region. The particular geologic target for the mission is called “Faillefeu” by the Perseverance rover team.

The image is a composite image taken from a lower altitude than any past photographs snapped by Ingenuity. The altitude they were taken from was 26 feet. The rock formation is approximately 33 feet wide and is visible a little north of the center of the image. The ridgeline where Faillefeu resides is known as “Artuby” and spans more than half a mile.

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