NASA aims to launch a rover to Mars this July to find out the signs of ancient Red Planet life.
The new Mars 2020 rover’s body is like that of the previous Curiosity rover, which arrived in 2012. However, the two rovers are different in significant ways.
Curiosity’s mission centers on surveying the past habitability of its landing site, the 96-mile-wide (154 kilometers) Gale Crater. The rover immediately confirmed that Gale harbored a conceivably habitable lake-and-stream framework in the ancient past, and Curiosity is currently fleshing out that since a long-gone condition as it climbs the lower regions of Mount Sharp, which rises 3.4 miles (5.5 km) into the sky from Gale’s inside.
Mars 2020 will describe the habitability of its landing site, Jezero Crater, after contacting down in February 2021. However, the new rover will likewise chase for old biosignatures — indications of previous existence that could be sneaking in rock or soil tests. Furthermore, Mars 2020 will reserve the most promising sample for coming back to Earth by a future mission.
The two robots’ arms have a similar reach (7 feet, or 2.2 meters). Be that as it may, Mars 2020 has greater instruments and a bigger drill to do “coring.”
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