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Perseverance Rover

Nicknamed Percy, the Perseverance Rover is a Mars rover about the size of a car, built to explore the Jezero crater on Mars in search of evidence of past microbial life. It looks for biosignatures by collecting soil and rock samples.

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It's accompanied by Ingenuity, nicknamed Ginny, a helicopter that travelled to Mars attached to the underside of Perseverance, marking the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.

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One of Perseverance's objectives is preparing the way for humans by testing oxygen production from the Martian atmosphere. However, sometimes things don't always go according to plan, as you'll see in the video below.


Running into trouble in Jezero crater

Official: 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover
Wikipedia: Perseverance (rover)