23. The rover’s complexity - Earth.com

And this detailed artist’s illustration of Perseverance gives an excellent idea of the vehicle’s complexity. Much of the scientific kit fitted onto the rover is there to accomplish the mission’s main objective: the hunt for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. The method used for this search basically boils down to analyzing Martian soil and rocks.

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