The Perseverance rover has gone for a ‘test drive’ around its landing site on Mars.
The craft drove for just over 20ft and took a 150-degree turn. Both maneuvers were completed successfully.
Perseverance landed on Mars’s surface on February 18, in an area known as Jezero Crater. Now barren, scientists believe that the crater was a lake about 4bn years ago.
The rover’s next planned drive will take it down the river bed that the science team believes used to feed the lake.
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