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NASA’s Perseverance collects first Mars sample of new science campaign
01/04/2023 08:25 AM | Click to read full article
NASA’s Perseverance rover cored and stored the first sample of the mission’s newest science campaign on March 30. Perseverance has collected a total of 19 samples and three witness tubes, and it recently deposited 10 tubes as a backup cache on the Martian surface as part of the NASA-ESA (European Space Agency) Mars Sample Return campaign. The science team believes Berea formed from rock deposits that were carried downstream by an ancient river to this location.