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Perseverance Sol 354

Perseverance Sol 354

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This Navcam mosaic from Perseverance looks out over the car-sized rover’s deck, across the floor of Jezero crater on Mars. Frames used to construct the mosaic view were captured on mission sol 354. That corresponds to Earth calendar date February 17, 2022, nearly one Earth year after the rover’s landing. With a mass of over 1,000 kilograms, six-wheeled Perseverance is the heaviest rover to touch down on Mars. During its first year of exploration the rover has collected six (so far) rock core samples for later return to planet Earth, served as the base station for Ingenuity, the first helicopter on Mars, and tested MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment), converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen.

Courtesy of NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
9 months ago

As a side line to the rover on Mars , there is a “microchip” on the vehicle with 2 million names from people on earth thanks to a NASA invitation and Judy amd myself (Ken) are lucky enough to have our names on the Perserverance rover for eternity . Mars… Read more »