Tuesday, June 14, 2022

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Finds "Hardware" | JPL

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Finds "Hardware" | JPL

This picture was taken by the Mastcam-Z left camera aboard NASA's Perseverance rover on sol 467 (June 13, 2022) at 10:05 am Martian local time. We are to assume this is debris from the rover's landing. Perseverance has traveled a total distance of over 7.31 miles or 11.76 km since its landing in February 2021.

Mission Name: Mars 2020

Rover Name: Perseverance

Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.

Launch: July 30, 2020

Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars

Perseverance Rover Update:

Perseverance has continued into Hawksbill Gap, making remote sensing observations of small portions of outcropping rock layers in search of a good place to collect a sample. Since Perseverance is in the Shenandoah quadrangle, we are using target names from Shenandoah National Park. Some of the names this past week included “Bald_Face_Mountain,” “Little_Devil_Stairs,” “Sunset_Hill,” “Luck_Hollow,” and “Moody_Creek.” Perseverance logged nearly 400 meters of driving progress for the week of May 15-21, accumulating a total distance since landing of over 11.8 km as of Sol 446.

Caption Credit: Eleni Ravanis, Student Collaborator at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Release Date: June 2, 2022

For more information on NASA's Mars missions, visit mars.nasa.gov

Image Credit: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech / Arizona State University (ASU) / Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) / Thomas Appéré

Release Date: June 14, 2022

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