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As Nasa Perseverance completes a year on Mars, a look at milestones achieved

  • The rover, weighing roughly a ton, touched down in Mars’s Jezero crater last year after travelling almost 300 million miles over seven months.
Perseverance snapped this view of a hill called “Santa Cruz”.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Perseverance snapped this view of a hill called “Santa Cruz”.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 07:25 AM IST
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Nasa's Perseverance makes 'unexpected' discovery about volcanic lava on Mars

The Perseverance rover was sent by Nasa to Mars earlier this year. Its task is to collect rocks from the planet's surface to identify the signs of life. The mission is just the start of Nasa's broader plans to explore our neighbouring planet.
An image released by Nasa shows the Perseverance rover at its new home, on the Jezero Crater. ( AFP File Photo)
An image released by Nasa shows the Perseverance rover at its new home, on the Jezero Crater. ( AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 16, 2021 08:53 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Signs of life on Mars? Nasa rover gets images of ancient river delta

Nasa astrobiologist Amy Williams and her team in Florida found similarities between features of the cliffs seen from the crater floor and patterns in Earth's river deltas.
The images from Mars reveal how water helped shape the Red Planet's landscape billions of years ago, providing clues that will guide the search for evidence of ancient life, a study said. (Photo via Nasa)
The images from Mars reveal how water helped shape the Red Planet's landscape billions of years ago, providing clues that will guide the search for evidence of ancient life, a study said. (Photo via Nasa)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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Nasa's Perseverance rover locks new target on Mars after failed sample attempt

  • The Nasa scientists will look inside 'Rochette' to determine whether they would move ahead to capture the sample with the Perseverance rover’s coring bit.
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will abrade the rock at the center of this image, allowing scientists and engineers to assess whether it would hold up to the rover’s more powerful sampling drill.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will abrade the rock at the center of this image, allowing scientists and engineers to assess whether it would hold up to the rover’s more powerful sampling drill.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 06:07 PM IST
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Nasa Perseverance rover prepares to collect first Martian sample for Earth

  • The Perseverance rover will perform an imagery survey to help Nasa’s science team determine the exact location for collecting the sample.
A light-colored “paver stone” like the ones seen in this mosaic will be the likely target for first sampling by the Perseverance rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
A light-colored “paver stone” like the ones seen in this mosaic will be the likely target for first sampling by the Perseverance rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 08:35 PM IST
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By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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