Waspie_Dwarf Posted March 31 #1 Share Posted March 31 (IP: Staff) · NASA’s Perseverance Collects First Mars Sample of New Science Campaign Quote This image shows the rocky outcrop the Perseverance science team calls “Berea” after the NASA Mars rover extracted a rock core (right) and abraded a circular patch (left). The image was taken by the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument on March 30, 2023, the 749th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS The rover continues its hunt for rocks worthy of bringing to Earth for further study. NASA’s Perseverance rover cored and stored the first sample of the mission’s newest science campaign on Thursday, March 30. With each campaign, the team explores and studies a new area. On this one, the rover is exploring the top of Jezero Crater’s delta. Perseverance has collected a total of 19 samples and three witness tubes, and it recently deposited 10 tubes as a backup cache on the Martian surface as part of the NASA-ESA (European Space Agency) Mars Sample Return campaign. Read More: NASA 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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