NASA Perseverance Mars rover to acquire first sample

NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth. The six-wheeled geologist is searching for a scientifically interesting target in a part of Jezero Crater called the “Cratered Floor Fractured Rough".

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A light-coloured paver stone, like the ones seen in this mosaic image, will be the likely target for first sampling by the Perseverance rover