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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Failed To Bring Stone Samples From Mars

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The rover of the US space agency NASA failed to collect samples of stones from Mars in its first attempt. The rover Perseverance was landed on Mars for the purpose of bringing samples of stones during their return to Earth.

Last February the rover was landed at Jezero Crater

Let us tell you that with the goal of searching for signs of life on the moon, the car-sized Perseverance landed inside the Jezero crater on Mars last February. Jezero Crater is one of the most inhospitable areas of Mars, with deep gorges, steep mountains, pointed cliffs, sand dunes, and a sea of ​​boulders.

The eyes of scientists from all over the world on the rover

In such a situation, the eyes of scientists around the world were fixed on the completion of the landing of Perseverance Mars Rover. NASA said in its latest statement that data sent to Earth after the first attempt by the rover Perseverance to sample a stone on Mars and to sequence it in a tube indicated that no stone was collected during the initial sampling activity.

expressed hope for future success

“This failure isn’t the hole-in-one” we expected, there’s always the risk of breaking new ground, said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. I am confident that we have the right team to do this work, and we will strive towards a solution to ensure future success.

NASA’s Rover Exploring Jezero Crater

Along with this, he said that the rover has carried a total of 43 titanium sample tubes and is exploring Jezero crater, where it will collect rock and regolith (broken rock and dust) samples for future analysis on Earth.

 

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