NASA is currently attempting to unclog the bit carousel that houses the core samples taken by the Mars Perseverance rover. It seems that pebble-sized debris is keeping the carousel from operating properly.
Just before the end of 2021, NASA shared a look back on its Mars Perseverance rover and all it had achieved during the year. From the rover taking selfies, to collecting core samples from Mars, the rover had an eventful year. NASA is also preparing a way to return all the samples that the rover will collect from the surface of the red planet. But before it can do that, it will have to figure out how to unclog the carousel that houses those samples, and do it from a control room millions of miles away.
Perseverance successfully cored and extracted a sample from a Mars rock on December 29, 2021. The data that was sent back from ...
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