US space agency NASA have released a spectacular video of their Mars rover ‘Perseverance’ descending onto the red planet.
The high-resolution imagery, put together with over 23,000 images and video frames, shows the rover plunging onto the floor of Jezero Crater.
One camera mounted on the back of Perseverance captured crystal-clear views of the spacecraft's parachute unfurling.
Spectacular views showed the approaching ground below as the one ton rover fell free and it's rocket powered backpack fired up, guiding the craft to a hazard-free landing site it selected earlier.
The rover carries two microphones which captured the sounds of the Martian wind, the first sound ever recorded on another planet.
Launched last July, Perseverance reached Mars on Thursday, February 18.