NASA’s Koriosetti explorer has been present for more than seven years on Mars, so the agency decided to show the impact of these years on its craft through two images of the explorer at the beginning and at the present time, on the left side of the image was an image taken shortly after the spacecraft landed On Mars, while the right side shows a snapshot of last October, that is, after more than seven years.
According to the British Daily Mail newspaper, a Koreanosetti explorer was launched to Mars from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on November 26, 2011, and after starting a 350 million-mile journey, the $ 2.5 billion research vehicle landed 1.5 km away. Just a mile from the designated landing place.
Also, after the successful landing on August 6, 2012, the spacecraft traveled about 11 miles, which was launched on the Mars spacecraft. , (MSL) The rover represented 23% of the overall mission block.
After 7 years
The weight of the explorer is a total of 1.982 pounds, as it is operated by the source of plutonium fuel, and the goal was initially from the explorer to be a mission for two years to gather information to help answer whether the planet can support life, contains water or not, and study the climate , And the geology of Mars.
But this mission succeeded and lasted longer than expected time for the mission, which was extended indefinitely, and has now been active for more than 2500 days.
The explorer contains many scientific tools, including mastcam It consists of two cameras and can capture high-resolution photos and videos.
Also, during the robotic spacecraft’s journey, it encountered an ancient stream of water where liquid water was flowing, and it turned out that billions of years ago, this was part of a lake that could have supported microbial life.