NASA officials are keeping their fingers crossed.
- The Perseverance rover may have accomplished a big first for its Mars mission by drilling and capturing a rock sample that could one day be brought back to Earth.
- The rover had previously attempted to collect a sample but ended up with an empty tube when the rock crumbled.
- This second attempt from a different rock looks promising, according to NASA.
- Raw images sent back from Mars appear to show a rock core tucked into place as expected, but NASA is still waiting for a few more close-ups to confirm.
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