NASA will launch rover “Mars 2020” in 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch rover ‘Mars 2020’ in 2020. The rover has been build and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Mars 2020” will explore a landscape shaped by water which is the ‘Jezero Crater’, the site of an ancient delta.

‘Mars 2020’s arm has the same reach as ‘Curiosity’s arm. ‘Mars 2020’s’ turret weighs 99 pounds (45 kilograms) more than Curiosity’s because it carries larger instruments and a larger drill for coring and have many other changes in the physical design.

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Source: The Times Of India

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