In a recent post on Instagram, Brian May has sent some different photos of a wondrous helicopter taken by the Mastcam-Z stereo camera on Martian. Expressing his excitement, he said that it’s “ingenuity,” adding, “Here’s the eagerly awaited portrait of the wondrous helicopter taken by the Mastcam-Z stereo camera, attached to the mast of NASA’s Perseverance Rover.”
Later, Brian May went on to explain the photos he saved. “In this immaculate quality capture, you can see the tracks of the Rover (at top right), left in the Martian soil, as it retreated after depositing the helicopter from its belly. The device will soon make the first such flight ever achieved on another planet.”
Continuing his words, Brian expressed his pride about the produces they’ve ever done. “Swiping, you’ll see parallel (OWL) versions of this 3-D classic, then cross-eyed – the stereos Claudia Manzoni and I have been proud to produce for the team.”
After all, Brian May has sent a photo which needed a pair of red and green glasses to see. He said: “But the last one is the official MASTCAM Anaglyph – and a very fine one it is, too. To see this in depth, you’ll need a pair of red and green glasses.”
He concluded by expressing his gratitude: “Where I come from, we’ve never been very fond of anaglyphs, because of the lack of proper colour and their tendency to give you headaches, but they are traditionally the output of choice for Mars Rover missions.
“It’s Manzoni & May’s mission to supply some parallel and cross-eyed versions alongside the Anaglyphs, to broaden the outreach.
“Either way, this snap is a killer ! Special thanks to Jim be Bell.”