The Perseverance Rover has brought the world unprecedented images of the planet Mars, is set to explore regions and craters which may have signs of life, and have made for an incredibly unique virtual photo booth.
NASA has created a dedicated virtual photo booth tool that can be used to place yourself, your loved ones and your pets onto a real, high-quality picture of the landscapes of the red planet.
The tool is fairly simple to use and can be done with any picture with an easy to remove background, the only condition being that a Mars Perseverance watermark will appear in every picture taken with the tool.
Currently, there are eight images available, although only four of them are on the surface of Mars itself.
The other four are next to the Perseverance vehicle itself, next to the rocket which launched the rover into space, next to a sign for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a picture in mission control.
The Perseverance Rover landed on 18th February 2021 at Jezero Crater on the surface of Mars, seven months after the mission launched on 30th July 2020.
Its goal is to collect samples of rock and soil on the surface of the planet and look for potential signs that life at one point lived on the planet, the first signs of life not of this Earth.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, whilst we wait for events to open up for photo booth hire in the UK, NASA’s tool is a fun way of sharing an out of this world experience with your friends.