US Space Agency NASA’s Perseverance Rover has started searching on the surface of Mars
According to the agency, the rover has not gone very far. It has traveled a total of 6.5 meters or 21 feet so far, but NASA senior scientist Katie Stack Morgan has called it a ‘significant achievement’.
Morgan said, “Perseverance Rover still has to go through a lot of technical tests, but as soon as its rubber wheels start to spin, we can consider ourselves as explorers of Mars through it.”
This is the second one-tonne weight rover launched on Mars by the US Space Agency NASA. The Persistence Rover is also the fastest rover ever launched by NASA on the surface of Mars.
Perseverance Rover is expected to take many pictures of the surface of Mars in the next week so that scientists can understand the surrounding area better.
On Thursday, this rover covered some distance, after which it took a turn of 150 degrees and returned to its place.
Talking about this, the rover’s mobility engineer Anais Zarifian said, “We will never have seen the markings of the wheels so much as the marks of the wheels of the rover that it has left on the surface of Mars. This of course This mission is a major achievement. Our whole team is happy with this. For many years, many people have waited to see this day. ”
On February 19, NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on the surface of Mars.
To reach Mars, this rover, which went from the earth seven months ago, covered about half a billion kilometers.
This rover will examine the land of an old dry lake, as well as any signs of micro-organisms activity on Mars billions of years ago, and send them to Earth.
This is the first mission of NASA since 1970, which has gone to find traces of life on Mars.
It has been told by the agency that this rover will run for about 15 kilometers on the surface of Mars in a timespan of about two years.
One of the objectives of this rover is to fly a low-weight helicopter to Mars.
Perseverance has taken a small helicopter with him. The rover will try to fly this helicopter, which will be the first such flight on any other planet.