NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter, broken and alone, spotted by Perseverance rover on Martian dune (photo, video)

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Nov 20, 2023
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I wonder if they'll try to picture the damage on the blades.
They have! They wiggled the rotor and were able to confirm that at least two blades grazed the surface as it attempted to land in a "bland" dune slope with apparently too little contrast to navigate safely. Lesson learned!
I wonder if they'll try to picture the damage on the blades.
 
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They have! They wiggled the rotor and were able to confirm that at least two blades grazed the surface as it attempted to land in a "bland" dune slope with apparently too little contrast to navigate safely. Lesson learned!
The article you linked said that they will do the wiggle, not that they have. I was wondering if they'll try to picture the damage with Perseverance instead of the wiggle, but they might have already done it by now.
 
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