If there’s a Holy Grail on Mars, it’s probably a specific type of rock: A rock so important that it holds convincing clues to Mars’ ancient habitability.

Perseverance might have just found it.

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    3 months ago

    Bunsen Peak

    It does look like a yellow stone in the pictures…

    Anyway, I had not previously realized that there is intent on Perseverance returning to earth.

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      3 months ago

      Perseverance itself isn’t returning, but it does collect sample canisters that could be. The canisters would need to be transferred to some future mission currently named “Mars Sample Return”

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        3 months ago

        So, essentially, their plan is to land something in more or less the same place? Or have another aerial flyer? I need to read more, this is exciting.