A Map of Astrobiology Rover Perseverance’s Depot Samples

A Map of Astrobiology Rover Perseverance’s Depot Samples

This map exhibits the place NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover shall be dropping 10 samples {that a} future mission might decide up. The orange circles symbolize areas the place a Pattern Restoration Helicopter might safely function to accumulate the pattern tubes.

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A key goal for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, together with the seek for indicators of historical microbial life.

The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and previous local weather, pave the best way for human exploration of the Purple Planet, and be the primary mission to gather and cache Martian rock and regolith (damaged rock and mud).

Subsequent NASA missions, in cooperation with ESA (European Area Company), would ship spacecraft to Mars to gather these sealed samples from the floor and return them to Earth for in-depth evaluation.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission is a part of NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration method, which incorporates Artemis missions to the Moon that can assist put together for human exploration of the Purple Planet.

JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, constructed and manages operations of the Perseverance rover.

For extra about Perseverance: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

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