Core #2 Captured!

Contributed by Sanna Alwmark

Another favorite image! Perseverance successfully collected a second sample from the “Rochette” block. This is a Mastcam-Z left camera filter 0 (RGB) natural color image of the second core sample (called “Montagnac”) from Sept. 8, 2021 (sol 196). The rover’s arm angled the open end of the core up towards the camera to enable a direct full-zoom (110 mm) photo of the end of the captured core. Both samples from Rochette are now stored in Perseverance’s belly waiting to be dropped at a later time in the mission.

September 8, 2021

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