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NASA shares unprecedented video of Perseverance landing on Mars, first captured sounds

Last week, NASA released some remarkable photos of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars, and the agency upped its game even more Monday when it unveiled an unprecedented video of the historic event.

NASA's Al Chen, the lead of the mission's Entry, Descent, and Landing team, provided a brief breakdown of the footage, which he called "the stuff of our dreams."

Additionally, NASA released an audio clip of some of the first Martian sounds captured by Perseverance's microphone.

As for the rest of the mission, NASA's scientists are starting to dig through and analyze a "fire hose" of images captured by Perseverance as it make its initial observations.