(ORDO NEWS) — The NASA rover, which has been roaming the Red Planet in the company of the Ingenuity helicopter for more than a year and a half, will get rid of 10 of the 14 samples collected.
The Perseverance rover has now traveled thirteen kilometers during its journey through Lake Jezero Crater (once upon a time there was a lake here, but it dried up) and collected samples, including igneous and sedimentary rocks, in sealed test tubes.
Recently, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that they have already selected the first samples to be placed by the Mars rover in the area of Lake Lake called Three Forks.
This region was chosen because it provides a convenient landing site for future aircraft that will pick up the sample containers.
The Mars soil samples collected by the rover will be on Earth, as the space agencies plan, no earlier than the end of this or the beginning of the next decade.
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