- NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will travel three miles in search of signs of life.
- The diligence will explore the crater and collect rock samples for study on Earth, NASA said.
- Since landing in February The rover was photographed and assisted in the test flight of the Ingenuity helicopter.
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NASA’s Perseverance rover crosses Mars in search of signs of life.
Since NASA’s rover landed on the Red Planet on February 18, it has imaged the surface of Mars and supported the test flight of the Ingenuity helicopter.
Perseverance is set to explore Jezero Crater and cover 1.5 square miles of Mars’ surface in the coming months, Jennifer Trosper, Perseverance project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement Wednesday.
“We are laying out the testing phase of the Land Rover. Like the landing point in our rearview mirrors. and hit the road,” she said.
“It is from this location that the first samples from other planets will be collected to return to Earth by future missions,” Trosper added.
Perseverance will help NASA understand the crater’s geology and explore the area for signs of ancient microscopic life. The agency said in a statement.
“This area is less than 100 meters. [328 feet] Kevin Hand, an astrologer and co-leader of Perseverance’s science mission, said: “We didn’t know that the rock and outcrop layers could be shaped like a pebbled stone,” said Kevin Hand, an astrologer and co-leader of Perseverance’s science mission. which story to tell But we are excited to get started.”
He said his team noticed. “Potential barriers” that perseverance can meet. which includes sand dunes
on a road trip Perseverance will measure and test the area in preparation for further exploration by humans and robots, NASA added.
Perseverance, NASA’s fifth Mars rover, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in July. and traveled nearly 300 million miles with Ingenuity in the stomach to reach the Red Planet.