NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: Ejecting Martian Pebbles

Before / After Perseverance Sample Tube Shake: The animated GIF depicts the surface of Mars beneath the Perseverance rover, showing the results of a January 15, 2022 impact drilling test to remove fragments of core stone from one of the rover’s sample tubes. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech The team has made good progress in implementing … Read more

Perseverance Has Run Into a Problem on Mars: Pebbles

A small pile of pebbles interferes with the work of the Perseverance Mars rover. The rover, which is collecting rock samples for a possible return to Earth, began the ordeal on Dec. 29, after pulling a core out of a rock the mission team called “Issole.” According to a NASA blog, the problem occurred in … Read more