The Perseverance rover on Mars picks up rocks to fire a laser

NASA welcomes the Perseverance rover’s improved ability to choose its own targets as a way to speed up science on Mars.

Without explicit direction from Earth, the Perseverance rover zapped two rock targets with its SuperCam instrument on Sol 442 (May 18) to learn more about their elemental compositions, mission scientists said in an update Tuesday, May 31. on the Mars mission.

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