NASA’s Tiny Mars Copter ingenuity is still soaring after 12 successful flights

It was only to fly five times. Still, NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has completed 12 flights and is not ready to retire. Given its surprising and unexpected success, the US space agency extended Ingenuity’s mission indefinitely. The tiny helicopter has become the regular traveling companion of the Perseverance rover, whose main mission is to look … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover uses a special shape to destroy rocks and study them

NASA’s Perseverance rover is tasked with a “robot geologist” on the surface of the Red Planet. As it scans the region for geological discoveries, its final task is to allow Earth researchers to obtain samples from the geological specimens. To do this, the rover studies the rocks around it to understand the processes that may … Read more