NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover collects 12th rock sample

NASA’s Perseverance rover has now collected a dozen Martian rocks.

The car-sized Perseverance drilled out and sealed up its 12th rock sample on Wednesday (Aug. 3), mission team members announced via Twitter (opens in new tab) today (Aug. 5) — its fourth such operation in less than a month.


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