. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover runs into puzzling sampling conundrum « JO LEE MAGAZINE

FOX NEWS/NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has stumbled into an issue during its first sampling attempt. “#SamplingMars is one of my most complicated tasks. Early pics and data show a successful drill hole, but no sample in the tube–something we’ve never seen in testing on Earth,” the rover’s Twitter account announced on Friday. In a release from the agency, the Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which leads the mission wrote that data sent back to Earth after Perseverance’s first rock sampling attempt indicated “no rock was collected.”

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