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Why Scientists Are Intrigued by Air in NASA’s Mars Sample Tubes

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) NASA’s Perseverance rover viewed these dust devils swirling across the surface of Mars on July 20, 2021. Scientists want to study the air trapped in samples being collected in metal tubes by Perseverance. Those air samples could help them better understand the Martian atmosphere. […]

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NASA’s Perseverance Fords an Ancient River to Reach Science Target

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Perseverance captured this mosaic looking downstream of the dune-filled Neretva Vallis river channel on May 17. The channel fed Jezero Crater with fresh water billions of years ago. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS Originally thought of as little more than a route clear of rover-slowing boulders, Neretva Vallis […]