Rover’s pictures show long history of rivers flowing into Martian crater

Enlarge / The rocks of Kodiak Butte record a lot of the history of Jezero Crater. Normally, it takes some time for NASA’s Mars rovers to return scientific data. The instruments need to be calibrated and commissioned, and the rover needs to move off the landing site toward a piece of landscape with clear scientific … Read more

NASA Perseverance Rover’s First Major Successes on Mars – An Update From Mission Scientists

Perseverance took a selfie next to its biggest accomplishment yet – the two small drill holes where the rover took samples of Martian rocks. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS In the short time since NASA’s Perseverance rover landed in Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, it’s already made history. At the moment, Mars and the Earth are … Read more

NASA Mars Perseverance Shares Rover’s Busy Day on Red Planet With a Selfie

The Perseverance Mars rover took a picture of its tracks on the Red Planet as it traveled through the Martian dust and up to a boulder known as Rochette. This is where the rover took one of its most recent Mars samples, boring into the rock and collecting a tiny sample in its sample tubes. … Read more

NASA’s $4 Billion, 10-Year Plan to Bring Mars Rover’s Samples to Earth

NASA’s Perseverance rover has collected its first rock sample in its search for ancient microbes. NASA plans to bring Perseverance’s samples to Earth via a “mind-bendingly complicated” mission. But NASA still needs about a decade, $4 billion, and new technology to bring the Mars rocks back. Loading Something is loading. The finger-width chunk of rock … Read more

NASA rover’s first Mars rock sample crumbled, so it’s going in for another

Hello, Martian rock. This one is nicknamed “Rochette.” NASA/JPL-Caltech This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet. NASA’s Perseverance team thought it was about to celebrate the triumphant collection of the rover’s first Martian rock sample earlier in August, but all they got was an empty tube. The rover … Read more

NASA plans Perseverance Mars Rover’s next Sample Attempt

« Older: Nashville Sounds lose to Gwinnett Stripers, 2-1 August 27, 2021 | Pasadena, CA – In its search for signs of ancient microbial life on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover is once again preparing to collect the first of many rock core samples that could eventually be brought to Earth for further study. This week, … Read more

Space Rovers Market Trends, Business Strategies and Opportunities With Key Players Analysis 2030

Space rover market commercial and défense technology. This study presents analysis, trends, and future estimations, global space market share by 2030. PORTLAND, ORAGON, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2021 / — According to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “space rovers’ market by type and application: opportunity analysis and industry forecast, 2020–2030,” the … Read more

Perseverance Rover’s SuperCam Science Instrument Delivers First Results – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

Data from the powerful science tool includes sounds of its laser zapping a rock in order to test what it’s made of. The first readings from the SuperCam instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover have arrived on Earth. SuperCam was developed jointly by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico and a consortium of … Read more