As part of the Mars Exploration Program, which will collect rock and sediment samples on the Red Planet and search for signs of ancient microscopic life. Perseverance navigator and Ingenuity helicopter accelerated its work.
Perseverance rover brings Martian soil to Earth for study
The Perseverance rover, which has been on Mars for a long time and collecting information about the planet, broke new ground yesterday. The traveler added the soil called regolith from the surface of the planet among those to be brought to Earth. With these findings, the unknown history of Mars, which is the main purpose of the program, is expected to come to light.
The Perseverance explorer has been collecting various findings for review for some time now. However, to this day, he studied the rock fragments in certain regions and took some of them with him to bring back to Earth. The last mission was also a first for him. Iona Tirona from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used the following statements on the subject.
Everything we learn about the size, shape and chemistry of regolith particles helps us design and test better tools for future missions.
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So how will these findings come back to Earth?
NASA recently shared a video content for this subject, which remains unclear. According to the video, the space agency has stated in the past that return to spacecraft will trust. This vehicle will travel to the Red Planet and then rise to the surface. On the surface, Mars will meet with Perseverance to begin its sample return.
Findings from the surface will be launched back into orbit for return after being loaded onto the spacecraft. The success of this mission is of the utmost importance for the study of discoveries made on the planet. In addition, the video appears in the form of animation.
The video covers in detail from landing on planet Mars and sample tubes to getting them back to Earth. Also for animation European Space Agency, Goddard Space Flight Center ve Marshall Space Flight Center contributes. Do you think the rover’s findings can explain Mars’ past?