Perseverance: 100 days on Mars


NASA celebrated the 100th day of Perseverance on Mars on Tuesday, since the massive rover landed on 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; It also paves the way for humans to walk on Mars one day.

Achievements 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.

The spacecraft also helped the US space agency launch the first fully-controlled unmanned aircraft “Ingenuity”, to another world, and is currently on a mission to explore the Jezero crater; To find signs of ancient microbial life.

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.

Perseverance embarked on its 239 million-mile journey to Mars on July 30, 2020 from the Space Coast facility in Florida. Astrobiology is one of the main goals of the Perseverance mission to Mars, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and will be the first mission to collect rocks and Martian regolith (broken rocks and dust) and store them in a cache. Subsequent NASA missions will send spacecraft to Mars; To collect these sealed samples from the surface, and return them to Earth; to analyze it in depth.


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