Perseverance rover spots ‘something unexpected’ on Mars. It’s shining

The Perseverance rover, which is currently exploring the Jazero crater looking for the first signs of ancient microbial life, has spotted something unexpected. The shiny object is wiggled between two rocks on the floor of the crater. Fear not, it’s not Martian. This shiny object has an Earth connection. The shiny…

Perseverance rover scoops mineral-rich third sample, its twin begins terrain testing on Earth

The Perseverance Mars rover, trundling on the surface of the Red Planet, has scooped the third sample to be analysed and returned to Earth. This one is different from the first two since it’s loaded with a greenish material called olivine. The SUV-sized rover had initially abraded a small patch of this rock to…

Perseverance rover begins imaging as Mars comes into Earth’s views, Ingenuity helicopter revs up

Two weeks after it went into hibernation on Mars, the Perseverance rover is set to trundle again. With communications returning to normal between Mars and Earth, the rover is scoping the area as it remains parked between two outcrops. The rover is imaging the area and studying the weather as engineers chart its course…

Perseverance hits the road: Rover begins search for ancient microbial life on Mars

Over the next several months, Perseverance will be exploring a four sq km patch of the crater floor, from where it will collect soil samples. The Perseverance rover trundling the surface of Mars began its most critical mission phase — looking for ancient microbial life. This phase of the mission began on June 1, the…

NASA all set to launch Mars 2020 Perseverance rover today at 7.50 am EDT ( 5.20 pm IST)

After the successful launch of space crew dragon by sending astronauts to outer space station in the space, NASA is all set to launch it’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover at 7.50 am EDT ( 5.20 pm IST) today (July 30), Thursday on a United launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket from the space launch complex 41 at cape…