serseverance, a NASA robot Exploring Mars, he discovered something that piqued the interest of space watchers and even led some to think sarcastically about the quality of this Italian dish in Red planet.
Beyond these assumptions, the most plausible explanation is that they are the remains of a component that was used to bring the robotic rover to the surface of Mars in February 2021.
A spokesperson for a spokesperson said NASA Laboratory.
“You have to keep in mind that it has not been confirmed that it is one thing or the other,” he added. The wreck was first discovered on July 12 through the hazard prevention camera in the front left of the rover.
Four days later, when the perseverance returned to the same place, they were gone. The object was likely carried by wind, as happened with a piece of thermal blanket seen last month, which could have come off the rocket-powered landing system.
Garbage accumulation through persistence is seen as a small price to pay for the robot’s scientific goals of searching for biomarkers of ancient microbial life forms. These objects may one day become valuable artifacts for future colonists on Mars.
Amateur astronomer Stuart Atkinson wrote on Twitter, “In a hundred years or so, Mars will enthusiastically collect all this material and display it in museums or turn it into ‘historic gems.