Oxygen Found On Mars During NASA's Search For Life On The Martian Planet

Perseverance Rover Mars

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Can you believe NASA’S ‘Preservation rover’ has begun its first science mission on Mars! Preservation rover officially left Octavia E. Butler landing point on June 1.

It comes after NASA’s helicopter Ingenuity, became the first aircraft in history to make a controlled flight to another planet, which was Mars in April. 

Preservation is a six-wheeled robot that has headed south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed, searching for signs of ancient life on the red planet.

Already the rover has demonstrated the ability to convert the planet’s carbon dioxide into oxygen.

992 images taken by the right eye of the rover’s Mastcam-Z stereo imagining system have been combined together to create an incredible panorama of Mars.

You can see what Mar’s looks and sounds like right here!

Perseverance project manager at NASA Jennifer Trosper said,

“Over the next several months, Perseverance will be exploring a 1.5-square-mile patch of crater floor. It is from this location that the first samples from another planet will be collected for return to Earth by a future mission".

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Whereas the future missions will see Perseverance bringing back rocks, sediment samples, measurements and test technologies to support future human and robotic explorations on Mars.

The current mission also includes understanding the geology and past habitability of the environment in that area.

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10 June 2021

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