NASA shares audio clip of Perseverance’s wheels ‘banging and pinging’ in the Mars dirt

Sounds of Perseverance driving on Mars: NASA releases audio clip of the rover’s six wheels ‘banging and pinging’ in the Martian dirt as it encounters a dust devil NASA released the first audio clip of Perseverance driving on Mars The raw audio is 16 minutes long and plays bangs, pings and rattles of its wheels … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance’s most stunning shots of the Red Planet from its first week on Mars

NASA‘s Perseverance rover has spent the last week on the surface of Mars and in that short time has already sent back thousands of photos – including a cheeky selfie. The latest rover from the US space agency landed on the Red Planet just before 21:00 GMT on Thursday, February 18 after a hair raising … Read more

NASA takes the world on a tour of Mars using Perseverance’s high resolution panorama

NASA gave the world a tour of Mars using the high resolution 360-degree panorama Perseverance sent back from the Red Planet. The rover captured the scene using its powerful Mast Camera Mastcam-Z for short, as it sat about one and a half miles from the basin of the Jezero Crater with mountains in the distance … Read more

NASA fans spot hidden message on Perseverance’s parachute written in binary

Internet sleuths have uncovered a hidden message left by NASA on the inside of the parachute that landed Perseverance on Mars – it says ‘Dare Mighty Things’ in binary. The code was written into the lining of the parachute, made from a custom material crafted in Devon, and kept under wraps until it was deployed … Read more

Meet Optimism! NASA tests drives Perseverance’s twin on Earth

A full-size ‘twin’ of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover just moved into its home at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Optimism, a vehicle system test bed rover (VSTB), passed its first driving test in JPL’s massive assembly room  with flying colors. Engineers will soon take it for a spin in the Mars Yard, … Read more