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NASA Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter explore the wilds of Mars

1 of 42 NASA Lowering Perseverance to Mars NASA started a new chapter in its space exploration history book with the safe landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. This stunning image shows the rover as it was lowered to the surface using what’s called a “sky crane” maneuver. This could…

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Perseverance rover samples hint Mars had water for a long time

The Perseverance rover’s first rock samples from Mars are already providing insights. NASA researchers’ early analysis of the samples indicates water was present in Jezero Crater for a “long time” — think tens of thousands or millions of years. That, in turn, suggests Mars’ water was stable enough to make it relatively welcoming to microscopic…

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NASA: Mars rover rocks reveal ‘potentially habitable sustained environment’

NASA’s Perseverance rover collected its first two Martian rock cores from “Rochette,” the rock near the center of the image. NASA/JPL-Caltech This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet. NASA had high hopes for the Jezero Crater on Mars and what it could tell us about the potential for…

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Perseverance rover collects 2nd Mars sample (photos)

Home News Science & Astronomy NASA’s Perseverance rover has collected two drilled-out samples from this Red Planet rock, which the mission team calls “Rochette.” (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Perseverance rover has now socked away two Red Planet samples.Perseverance collected a drilled-out core of a Martian rock dubbed “Rochette” and sealed the sample in its designated…

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Perseverance rover seals up 1st Mars sample for future return to Earth

Home News Science & Astronomy This sealed titanium sampling tube contains the first sample ever collected by NASA’s Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. The photo was captured by Perseverance’s Sampling and Caching System Camera, or CacheCam. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) It’s official: NASA’s Perseverance rover has collected its first-ever Mars sample.The car-sized rover sealed…

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NASA says the Mars Perseverance rover has collected its first sample

After initially failing to capture a rock sample, NASA has confirmed that Perseverance succeeded in its second attempt. The space agency has verified that a pencil-width core of rust-colored rock is safely trapped in the rover’s sample tube tube, ready to be processed and sent back to Earth, CNET has reported.  After NASA initially thought…

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NASA Mars rover may have snagged 1st rock sample for return

MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace WriterSep. 2, 2021Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 7:17 p.m.This Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 photo made available by NASA shows the first rock sample for return to Earth, obtained by the Mars Perseverance rover. A month ago, Perseverance drilled into much softer rock, and the sample crumbled and didn’t get inside the titanium tube. The…

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Mars rover Perseverance set for 2nd sample-collection attempt (photo)

Home News Science & Astronomy NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover acquired this image of the rock “Rochette” on Aug. 27, 2021. A circular abrasion made by Perseverance as part of its Rochette-vetting process is clearly visible. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Perseverance rover is on track to collect its first-ever Mars sample in the next few days.Perseverance…

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Perseverance Mars rover gearing up for 2nd rock sampling attempt (photos)

Home News Science & Astronomy NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover will soon abrade the rock at the center of this image, dubbed “Rochette,” allowing scientists and engineers to assess whether it would hold up to the rover’s more powerful sampling drill. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Perseverance rover will soon try again to snag its first Mars…

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Fire Rover Launches Early Detection Solution for Landfills, Wildfires & More

Ferndale, MI, August 23, 2021 –(PR.com)– Fire Rover has launched an early detection solution for landfills, adding to its offerings of early detection and fire elimination solutions. The new solution, OnWatch, is a remotely monitored, wireless early detection unit that utilizes a combination of thermal cameras and Fire Rover agents to detect and identify deep-seated fires…