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Perseverance, seen here in a selfie shot by its robotic arm, might not be able to detect biomarkers on the Martian surface.

The Perseverance Mars rover records its first detailed weather report

Mars weather is proving turbulent and diverse at the Perseverance rover landing site in Jezero Crater. from NASA Rover of Perseverance is dotted with various weather sensors, collectively called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA), which cover the rover’s neck and deck; some are also housed within its interior. Scientists have now published the MEDA …

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What happened to the first Chinese rover on Mars?

What happened to the first Chinese rover on Mars?

Zhurong (pictured, center) spent a year exploring Mars before going into hibernation last May.Credit: Xinhua/Shutterstock Something wrong with Zhurong, the first Chinese rover on Mars? The vehicle was supposed to emerge from its months-long hibernation last month, but China’s space agency has been tight-lipped about its status, leading some researchers to speculate it may not …

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A view of Gale Crater captured by NASA

Curiosity rover discovers opal gems on Mars with clues to aquatic past

More than just a glistening stone, the opal – which is rich in water – has now been discovered in Mars’ Gale Crater by NASA’s Curiosity Rover. Martian water ice is abundant in poles but not so much at the equator (where Gale Crater is). NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the crater, …

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China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover appear to be in trouble - SpaceNews

China’s Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover appear to be in trouble – SpaceNews

HELSINKI — The two spacecraft making up China’s first interplanetary mission are both suffering from problems, with the rover potentially lost on the surface after winter hibernation. The Zhurong Mars rover has been hibernating on the Martian surface since May 18 last year and is expected to resume activity in December, around the time of …

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The Perseverance rover celebrates its first Martian year on the Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover completes its primary mission to the Red Planet. The car-sized Perseverance rover touched down on the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021, launching an ambitious surface mission designed to last a year on the Red Planet, or approximately 687 Earth days. This time is now up; the Mars …

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First Perseverance Sample Tube on Martian Surface

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover deposits first sample on Martian surface for possible return to Earth

NASA’s Perseverance rover deposited the first of several samples on the Martian surface on December 21, 2022, the 653rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The sample tube, which is filled with rock, will be one of 10 forming a deposit of tubes that the March Mars is the second smallest planet …

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a tube lying on rocks on Mars

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover just dropped its first sample on the Martian surface

Santa Claus arrived on Mars early this year. NASA’s Perseverance mission has deposited its first cache of precious rock samples on the sands of Mars, leaving behind a record of material that a future mission could bring back to Earth. This is a key moment in the search for life on Mars, NASA officials said …

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NASA's Mars Perseverance rover to begin building first sample repository on another world

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover to begin building first sample repository on another world

The location where NASA’s Perseverance will begin depositing its first cache of samples is shown in this image taken by the Mars rover on December 14, 2022, the 646th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS The ten sample tubes falling on March Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system …

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The Perseverance rover is about to make a big first on Mars |  CNN

The Perseverance rover is about to make a big first on Mars | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — Some of our favorite space missions end the year with a bang. Artemis I literally splashed when he successfully returned to Earth on December 11. Engineers are currently studying data collected …

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