NASA released an animated video showing its persistent rover on Mars. When the area near the rover is lit up in white, it can be seen that the rover is moving on the surface of the red planet, and the line that forms the position of the wheel is formed. On Twitter, the video has been officially shared on Mars by NASA’s “Persevering Rover”. It says: “There is no route map on Mars. I am building my own map during my journey. There are many places I want to explore. The map will help me see and do more things while driving. Start.”
There is no road map on Mars, I am going my own way. I want to explore many places, and drawing a map while driving will help me see and do more. Let the journey begin. pic.twitter.com/cCaaV3M9Gs
— NASA’s Persevering Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) May 28, 2021
And, if you don’t want more than what the short film can provide, the NASA team also has a website that allows people to learn directly about the surface of Mars through its new Mars Trek website. NASA shared the link on Twitter and asked people to check it. The Mars Trek website shows the red surface of the planet. When you hover your mouse over this surface, you will get longitude and latitude readings at the bottom left of the screen.
Check out https://t.co/0M7kYwOx8k
-NASA Mars (@NASAMars) May 28, 2021
A user reacted to the original tweet of the Persevering Rover on Mars (which has been viewed more than 495,000 times), sharing a small piece of information about the rover, but adding an alien.
— Bookazoid_ (@bookazoid_) May 28, 2021
Another person shared a GIF file from what appeared to be a video game. The tweet read: “Children in the 90s will know.”
Kids in the 90s will know pic.twitter.com/GbwZoCAYqV
-TomCross (@_TomCross_) May 28, 2021
Then, someone said that when you haven’t explored the map, it’s like the age of empires.
Just like “Age of Empires”, you haven’t browsed the map yet.
-Isaac Smith (@_isaacmsmith) May 28, 2021
NASA’s Perseverance Rover, Mars, launched on July 30, 2020, looking for signs of ancient life on this red planet. It will collect samples of rocks and weathered layers—broken rocks and soil—for possible return to Earth. According to the information on the NASA website, Perseverance’s airframe and other major hardware (such as cruise phase, descent phase, and casing/heat shield) were built on the basis of the success of the NASA Curiosity rover, and include many traditional components . The car-sized Persistent Rover is about 10 feet long (excluding arms), about 9 feet wide, 7 feet high (about 3 meters long, 2.7 meters and 2.2 meters), and weighs 2,260 pounds (1,025 kg).
So, what do you think of the idea of marking roads on the surface of Mars? In addition, what do you think of Mars Trek? Let us know in the comments.