Perseverance Mars Rover

From the press release:
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Will Provide Analysis Before, During, and After Perseverance Rover Landing

In this illustration, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover uses the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL). Located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm, the X-ray spectrometer will help search for signs of ancient microbial life in rocks.

Both PIXL and Perseverance were built and are operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.



Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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