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NASA Mars rover fails to collect rock in search of alien life
Hindustan Times | 07/08/2021 03:30 PM | Click to read full article
NASA's Perseverance drilled into the surface of Mars but failed in its initial attempt to collect rock samples that would be picked up by future missions for analysis by scientists on Earth.
"While this is not the 'hole-in-one' we hoped for, there is always risk with breaking new ground," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's science mission directorate, in a statement. Scientists also hope to better understand Martian geology.