Perseverance rover on Mars bites into layered rocks in hunt for clues of ancient water

NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars has begun scraping away at an intriguing set of layered rocks that may have formed in liquid water.

“Peering inside to look at something no one’s ever seen,” Perseverance rover mission managers wrote in a Twitter update Tuesday (Nov. 9). “I’ve abraded a small patch of this rock to remove the surface layer and get a look underneath. Zeroing in on my next target for #SamplingMars.”

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