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So far as scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) know, there usually are not but yarn factories on Mars.
So, the picture of what appears like a small Martian tumbleweed had some social media customers asking questions.
The pictures had been taken on Tuesday, July 12, or Mars Day 495.
The Mars Perseverance rover acquired the photographs utilizing the onboard Entrance Proper and Entrance Left Hazard Avoidance Digital camera A.
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One was chosen by public vote to be “Image of the Week” final week.
The favored concept, confirmed by a NASA spokesperson in an electronic mail to Gizmodo, is that the stringy clump is particles from the mission.
It isn’t the primary time “Percy” has captured a picture of particles.
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In June, the Perseverance staff tweeted that that they had noticed a bit of thermal blanket which will have come from the rover’s descent stage.
“That shiny bit of foil is part of a thermal blanket — a material used to control temperatures,” JPL wrote. “It’s a surprise finding this here: My descent stage crashed about 2 km away. Did this piece land here after that, or was it blown here by the wind?”
Additionally on July 12, the staff wrote the rover had collected its tenth rock core pattern.