NASA's Perseverance Completes One Year on Mars: Here Are the Rover's Top Achievements
Source : NDTV
NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is celebrating the completion of its one-year stay on the Red Planet by learning to run on its rocky surface.
Over the past year, Perseverance has collected six rock samples so far, served as a base station for the Ingenuity helicopter, and tested the first prototype oxygen generator MOXIE on Mars, NASA said.
The six-wheeled machine is collecting rock samples to send them back to Earth during a future crewed mission to the Red Planet.
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Scientists would then be able to study the samples, primarily looking for signs of ancient life on Mars.
Perseverance recently set the record for covering the greatest distance in a single Martian day, or sol, by any rover on the planet.
While transferring rock samples to its storage, Perseverance had choked its systems in December.