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Perseverance rover heads to new location after sampling fiasco; Ingenuity preps for 12th flight on Mars

16/08/2021 05:27 PM | Click to read full article

The Perseverance rover is headed towards a new location to collect first samples to be returned to Earth. The SUV-sized rover is heading to the new location days after its first attempt to scoop Martian soil failed.

Nasa is looking to collect about 35 samples that would be returned via future spacecraft in a decade. The Ingenuity helicopter is all set for its 12th flight on an alien planet.