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NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover found “human trash” on Mars
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NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover found “human trash” on Mars

The Perseverance Rover has found something very unusual on the surface of Mars. Instead of finding past microbial life forms as part of its mission, the Mars Rover has found a piece of “human trash” on its surface.

NASA confirms Perseverance rover has collected, stowed away its first Mars rock sample
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NASA confirms Perseverance rover has collected, stowed away its first Mars rock sample

Perseverance uses a drill and a hollow coring bit at the end of its 2-meter-long robotic arm to extract samples.

NASA Ingenuity helicopter isn't ready to retire, will continue to go on flying misions
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NASA Ingenuity helicopter isn't ready to retire, will continue to go on flying misions

"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."

NASA's Perseverance rover might've succeeded in collecting a piece of Martian rock
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NASA's Perseverance rover might've succeeded in collecting a piece of Martian rock

NASA plans a mission to bring around 30 samples back to Earth in the 2030s, where scientists will be able to conduct more detailed analysis that might confirm there was microbial life.

Hit and miss: Perseverance rover failed its first rock sample collection on Mars
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Hit and miss: Perseverance rover failed its first rock sample collection on Mars

NASA plans on bringing back around 30 samples that will be analyzed with sophisticated instruments than those on Mars.

Perseverance rover gears up for its first rock collection drive on Mars
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Perseverance rover gears up for its first rock collection drive on Mars

The crater was once home to an ancient lake and analyzing these samples will reveal clues about the rocks' chemical and mineral composition.

Navigation error sends NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on a wild, confusing ride on Mars
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Navigation error sends NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on a wild, confusing ride on Mars

It landed safely because its built-in system to provide an extra margin for stability “came to the rescue.”

Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars
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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars

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.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars

This type of reconnaissance will prove useful to human missions, by scoping out the best paths for them and reaching locations that aren't accessible.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars

This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.

Perseverance rover converts CO2 into oxygen on Mars for the first time
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Perseverance rover converts CO2 into oxygen on Mars for the first time

MOXIE produced five grams of oxygen, equal to 10 minutes of breathable oxygen for astronaut carrying out normal activity.

Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter
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Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter

Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars

Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.

NASA shares Perseverance rover's selfie with its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars
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NASA shares Perseverance rover's selfie with its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars

The Ingenuity helicopter is only 1.8 kg in weight can be seen at a distance of four metres from the rover in the selfie

NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor
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NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor

Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures

The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.

NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface

Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.

Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities
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Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities

Would we want futuristic Mars settlements to operate like modern-day Earth towns, or could we do better?

Where did all of Mars' water go? NASA thinks its trapped under its surface
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Where did all of Mars' water go? NASA thinks its trapped under its surface

They found that the planet lost most of its water between four to 3.7 billion years ago,

NASA's Perseverance rover nails 21-ft test drive, gets software update for Mars exploration
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NASA's Perseverance rover nails 21-ft test drive, gets software update for Mars exploration

Mission controllers also completed a software update replacing the rover's landing program, with one they will rely on to study the planet.