Persistence: US Mars rover collects ‘amazing’ rock samples – BBC News

Persistence: US Mars rover collects 'amazing' rock samples - BBC News
  • Jonathan Amos
  • BBC Science Correspondent

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NASA’s robotic probe has drilled and collected samples of various rocks on the surface of Mars, and these samples will be placed on the surface of Mars for later Mars exploration missions in order to bring the samples back to Earth.

NASA’s Perseverance rover completes first mission to explore Mars

NASA’s robotic rover has collected various rock samples, which the rover will soon place on the Martian surface, awaiting future Mars missions to bring the samples back to Earth.

Seventeen months ago, the rover lifted off into an area known as “Jezero Crater.”

Scientists have confirmed that the rover has been sent to the best place to look for life on Mars.

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