19. The instruments • Earth.com

This diagram gives a comprehensive guide to Perseverance’s many scientific instruments. And the impressive array of gadgets includes the Mastcam-Z – a camera that can take both stereoscopic and panoramic photos. There’s also the SuperCam, which is an instrument capable of chemical analysis and image-making. It can even remotely detect signs of possible ancient organic remains on the planet’s surface. But, sadly, it hasn’t yet spotted aliens.

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