Rocky Road to “Artuby”: Perseverance Rover Collects It’s First Rock Samples

Earlier this month the curious and spirited Mars Rover Perseverance took the opportunity of a brief sojourn on a ridge-line between two craters to collect a small sample from a near-by rock. This seemingly innocuous action is in fact a huge milestone in Perseverance’s mission of exploration and discovery on the red planet.

What makes this so special? It’s just a piece of rock…right? Thursday Daily producer Cameron spoke to Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large, Dr. Fred Watson about Perseverance’s mission and why these rock samples are so special.

Read up more about this development and more in Perseverance’s mission here.

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