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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mars 2020 Rover - Illustrated!


Mars 2020 Rover - Courtesy NASA

Article: How NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Work - Space.com

NASA is working on plans for its Mars 2020 Rover. It is based on the design of the Curiosity rover, which landed in 2012 and is still going strong!

There is an array of instruments on board. The one that strikes me as coolest is the MOXIE, Mars Oxygen In-situ resource utilization Experiment. It will attempt to do what people hoping for a manned mission have been wanting: a device that takes in Mars' carbon dioxide, and produces oxygen. If successful, this would accomplish a task that would help astronauts live on Mars.

There are plenty of other instruments that will be onboard. So, read the article and see which one is your favorite!

Mission Page: Mars 2020 - NASA-JPL

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