NASA’s Perseverance rover watched as its sky crane crashed on Mars (photo)

The Perseverance Mars rover’s “sky crane” descent stage made the last word sacrifice final week, and we now have a photograph to memorialize the flying robotic’s heroic demise.

The rocket-powered sky crane lowered the car-sized Perseverance rover to the ground of Mars’ Jezero Crater on cables final Thursday (Feb. 18), bringing the rover’s harrowing “seven of terror” entry, descent and touchdown (EDL) sequence to a successful end

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