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NASA'S MARS 2020 MISSION

NASA'S MARS 2020 MISSION

Context

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars.

Details

  • It is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life.
  • Its objective is to assess ancient habitability and demonstrate technology for future robotic and human exploration.
  • Perseverance is the most advanced, most expensive and most sophisticated mobile laboratory sent to Mars.
  • It carries a unique instrument, MOXIE or Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment: which for the first time will manufacture molecular oxygen on Mars using carbon dioxide from the carbon-dioxide-rich atmosphere (ISRU means In Situ Resource Utilization: or the use of local resources to meet human needs or requirements of the spacecraft).

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