Perseverance Mars rover photographs its own landing debris


On Mars, there’s a unique kind of “tumbleweed” rolling across the Martian plains.

These tumbleweeds aren’t plants – they are pieces of debris from the entry, descent, and landing (EDL) hardware from NASA’s Perseverance rover. Percy has been coming across many of these remnants, photographing them so that engineers can study them.

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Originally published at www.space.com

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