NASA celebrates 100th day of Perseverance on Mars

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NASA celebrated the 100th day of Perseverance on Mars yesterday, since its massive rover smashed into the dusty landscape of the Red Planet on February 18.
Since then, Perseverance has achieved a number of milestones that could not only help NASA find potential life, but also pave the way for humans to walk on Mars one day.
These include recording sounds on Mars, making oxygen with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and sending more than 75,000 images of the Red Planet world.
According to the newspaper, “Daily Mail”, the spacecraft also helped the US space agency launch the first fully-controlled drone, Ingenuity, into another world, and is currently on a mission to explore Jezero crater, to find signs of ancient microbial life.
Perseverance embarked on its 239 million-mile journey to Mars on July 30, 2020 from the Space Coast facility in Florida.
NASA held a live briefing on February 18, as the world waited to see if the rover and helicopter had passed seven minutes of terror. This term is used to describe the turbulent conditions that struck the craft as it entered the Martian atmosphere and approached the surface.
At the time, air controller Swati Mohan announced to his colleagues that Perseverance had landed safely on the surface of Mars, and was ready to start looking for signs of past life.
Although landing on Mars was the rover’s first achievement, it was just the beginning of its mission.
It soon got its start by testing out its powerful equipment, including lasers connected to a “super chimera” and a microphone.
Perseverance captured the frightening sound of a Martian breeze just two days after landing, and about a month later, the world heard it shoot the first lasers at rocks on the Red Planet.





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