After arriving in the river delta on Mars around April 13, NASA’s Perseverance Rover has been making preparations ever since. In the “Three Forks” section of the Delta river, the rover started its first excursion and digging operation on April 18, and ever since then, it’s been poking holes.
As a component of the Mars Sample Return Campaign, which Perseverance will complete on the adjacent planet, the rover will collect rock samples from the Delta River and bring them back for analysis. There will be future trips to collect samples from the region after the rover completes its first phase of service.
There is a new project for the Perseverance to investigate an old river that has been dry for centuries. The objective of NASA on Jezero, as well as the surrounding areas, really is to understand the planet in order to aid future projects and maybe the first advent of humans upon this Red Planet. Until that time comes, Percy must gather the core specimens for NASA and deliver these on schedule for the journey back.
In the previous several months, Percy has successfully retrieved sediment cores from Mars, and these elements have actually been brought back to Earth. Now, it anticipates the next phase of its activities, which will include the transportation of these materials back to Earth for processing and research by NASA experts.
Rover has already arrived at the new location and is ready to start its job to search for signs of water in the newest region. If not, find out what transpired to that same Red Planet, which had freshwater once upon a time, and will reveal information about other planets as well as an answer for Earth.