Earlier this month, NASA's Perseverance rover, currently roaming Mars, took a rare picture of a shiny silver object wedged between two rocks in Jezero Crater and beam it back to Earth.
And the object, it turned out, was a piece of the rover's own junk.Perseverance team members wrote on Twitter at the time. It's a piece of a thermal blanket that they think may have come from my descent stage.
Yet another interesting piece of debris has been discovered by the rover, this time in the shape of spaghetti. Image taken Tuesday left researchers stumped.
As far as we know, it comes from the rover's front-facing hazard avoidance camera that monitors the landscape.
Like the previously spotted object, it could be NASA junk from the Mars mission. Since we're pretty sure Mars doesn't have restaurants, we're pretty sure there aren't any.
Researchers are exploring the Jezero Crater and studying a former river delta, which is an ideal place for looking for ancient microorganisms.
It was February 18, 2021, when the $2.7 billion robotic explorer named Perseverance landed on a foreign planet.This was NASA's most thorough and enthusiastic investigation of whether life ever existed on Mars in decades.