Mission Mars -2020: Red planet will be on 23 cameras, American rover will explore life on Mars

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-02-19 19:34:14 IST

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This is the first time that plutonium is being used as fuel in a rover. This rover will work on Mars for ten years. It has a seven-foot robotic arm with 23 cameras and a drill machine.

The spacecraft (NASA) of the US space agency NASA landed on the surface of the red planet in the early hours of 203 days (2.25 pm Indian time) on Friday. By far the most risky and historically important mission of this expedition is to find out what life was ever on Mars. The expedition will also try to bring pieces of rocks from the planet, which can prove to be important in finding the answer to this question. 

The mission was launched on July 30 last year from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, USA. It reached Mars on Friday after traveling for almost seven months. Let us tell you that Perceivers is the largest rover ever sent by NASA. This is the ninth Mars mission of the US Space Agency since the 1970s.

The 45-kilometer-wide Jagero crater is a highly inaccessible terrain of Mars. There are deep valleys, sharp mountains and sand dunes. In such a situation, the scientists of the world were eyeing the landing of NASA Rover. It is believed that the river first flowed over the Jagero crater. Which was found in a lake. After this, there was a fan shaped delta.

The Rover Rover weighs one thousand kilograms, while the Engenuti helicopter weighs two kilograms. The rover will run with nuclear power. This is the first time that plutonium is being used as fuel in a rover. This rover will work on Mars for ten years. It has a seven-foot robotic arm, 23 cameras and a drill machine. 

In the last one week, NASA's Perceiverins is the third such aircraft that has landed on the surface of Mars. Earlier, China had sent Tianwen-1 to the Red Planet on 23 July last year as part of its Mars mission. It reached the orbit of Mars on 10 February. Its lander is expected to land in the Utopia Plantia region in May 2021. The UAE's Mars Mission Hope has also entered Mars orbit this month.

Scientists believe that if there had ever been life on Mars, it would have been three to four billion years ago, when water flowed on the planet. Scientists hope that the rover can find an answer to a key question related to philosophy, theology and space science. 

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