Perseverance rover to make a 'Road Trip' on the Red Planet. Here is what Mars looks like

Perseverance rover to make a ‘Road Trip’ on the Red Planet. Here is what Mars looks like

NASA releases an animated audio-visual presenting its Perseverance Rover on Mars. The rover is seen touching on the surface of the red planet as the zone in its area grows lit in white color. In the meanwhile, lines display the place of wheels form. On Twitter, the audio-visual was posted by the official account of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Mars. The caption reads, “With no route maps on Mars, I am making my own as I go. There are many places I want to discover, and map, while I drive. This will benefit me to see and do more. Let the road trip commence.”

And in case you want further than what is already available in that short video, the crew at NASA also has a site that allows people a first-hand presentation at the surface of Mars. This is through its latest Mars Trek website. NASA shares the link on Twitter, mentioning people to check it out. The Mars Trek website displays the red surface of the planet. When you drift the cursor on it, you get the longitude as well as latitude readings on the bottom left of the screen.

With a launch on July 30, 2020, NASA’s Perseverance Rover Mars is watching for signs of primeval life on the red planet. It will gather the samples of the following for a probable return to Earth –

  • Rock and regolith
  • broken rock and soil
As per the data on NASA’s website, Perseverance’s form and construction of other key hardware as follows –
  • Cruise stage
  • Descent stage
  • Aeroshell/heat shield

The construction of the above depends upon the victory of NASA’s Curiosity rover and comprises several heritage components.

Features of the car-sized Perseverance rover are as below:

  • 10 feet long (not including the arm)
  • 9 feet wide
  • 7 feet tall
Measurements in meters are as follows:
  • 3 meters long
  • 7 meters wide
  • 2 meters tall
  • Weighs 2,260 pounds (1,025 kilograms)

So, what do you think about the concept of marking roads on the surface of Mars? Also, what do you think about the Mars Trek?

Let us know in the comments.

 

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