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NASA plans to collect Martian soil samples and bring them back to earth through the Mars 2020 mission

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/2/12 9:06:28     readed:154

According to foreign media BGR, if everything goes according to plan, NASA's Mars 2020 mission will definitely become a record. Rovers sent to Mars will be able to perform tasks that no other machine on Mars can, which means many exciting discoveries are coming. For example,Mars 2020 will collect samples of Martian soil, which NASA will eventually bring back to earth for research, which will be incredible.

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In a new video released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the agency detailed the construction process of the Mars 2020 Rover and conducted an in-depth study of these systems, which will enable it to collect soil samples and prepare it for subsequent tasks.

The rover will collect soil samples from multiple locations on the surface of Mars, and once enough samples are collected, it will store them in one location. Subsequent missions will arrive at the sample drop site, prepare samples for the return trip to earth, and then launch them into space. Meanwhile, the 2026 launch will launch a new Mars orbiter to earth, where it will actually collect samples and bring them back to earth.

It's an extremely complex program, but NASA and ESA are confident about it. If they succeed, scientists on earth will eventually have the chance to study Martian surface matter in person, which may mean that more exciting secrets are waiting to be uncovered.

The Mars 2020 mission will officially begin this summer. The probe will reach Mars in early 2021, when the mission will actually begin.

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