Mars rover takes big steps in its most important mission

A set of white tubes hangs on a hand-crafted wood board on the wall of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Each one stands for a titanium twin hundreds of millions of miles away that has been filled with a bit of Martian rock or air and tucked into the belly of a robotic geologist.

The Perseverance rover, or ‘Percy’ for short, landed on the red planet one year ago and has…

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News Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/perseverance-mars-rover-takes-big-steps-in-its-most-important-mission

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