Mars It is the greatest obsession of the scientific and space community, where things have been found that we would never have imagined, like some alleged spaghetti. Now, a new mystery is studied by the POTdiscovered on the red planet: a strange object embedded in the Perseverance rover.
Since this rover landed in Jezero Crater in February 2021, it has been discovering very interesting things, among many, this mysterious thing that has aroused the interest of experts.
In recent days, Percy, as the US space agency’s rover is affectionately called, successfully collected its 12th rock core sample, hiding a small part of the red planet in a tube for safekeepingAccording to the report on the website of CNET.
The strange thing about that collection was that there were some mysterious objects trapped in the sample system.
What is it about?
Art Thompson, NASA JPL project manager, provided details of the find through from the official website of the agency’s investigations on Mars: “In those images (sampling photographs from the rover), two small pieces of debris were visible: a small object in the extraction bit (stored in the drill carousel) and a small object in the chuck”.
Fine object is easy to detect: looks like a little loose thread, like something that would unroll from a shirt button. We don’t think the aliens are wearing shirts, but discovering the origin of this thread is part of the work of the experts.
Percy’s team is now working to determine where the debris came from, whether it could be from the rover or if it is remnants of the entry, descent, and landing (EDL) system that brought Perseverance to Mars earlier this year. 2021.