Mars Missions News
"Everything is working so well," said Josh Ravich, the head of Ingenuity's mechanical engineering team. "We're doing better on the surface than we had expected."
It said it would continue to explore the area known as Utopia Planitia where it landed on 14 May.
The $85 million tech demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended the mission by at least a month to get more flying time.
A glitch associated with its "watchdog timer," which alerts it to potential problems, pauses its processes if it thinks it has detected an error.
MOXIE produced five grams of oxygen, equal to 10 minutes of breathable oxygen for astronaut carrying out normal activity.
Ingenuity will be attempting to fly in an atmosphere that is one percent the density of Earth's, which makes achieving lift harder.
They found that the planet lost most of its water between four to 3.7 billion years ago,
The laser can zap objects smaller than a pencil point as far away as seven metres and observes spots beyond the reach of the rover's arm.
Perseverance's first big job will reportedly be to find an airfield where the Ingenuity helicopter can take off.
Martian meteorites also hold clues about how people may one day be able to survive on the planet.
The rover's cameras will help scientists ascertain the geological history and atmospheric conditions of Jezero Crater.
The endurance of some microbes to conditions on Mars were tested by launching them into Earth's stratosphere, which closely represents that on Mars.
In snippets of sound after the landing, the mechanical hum of the rover's systems and gusts of wind are audible.
In 2000 scientists found that water had once flowed over its surface which rekindled interest in Mars exploration as they pored over images looking for evidence.
The Perseverance rover, about the size of a car, is the largest Mars payload ever — weighing a tonne on Earth.
Next week, the American space agency will attempt to land its Perseverance rover in the Jezero Crater on Mars.
Perseverance will be the fifth rover to arrive at Mars that's capable of venturing across the surface of another planet.
Perseverance, Tianwen-1, Hope: US, China, UAE spacecrafts to arrive at Mars in quick succession this month
China’s Tianwen-1 duo will remain paired in orbit until May, when the rover will separate, descend to the Martian surface.
The planet's poles wander up to 10 centimetres from the average axis of rotation, in a cycle that repeats every 207 days.