NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover collects the 9th sample of the Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is digging into the red planet’s surface in search of evidence of flowing water in the planet’s past — and signs of ancient life on Mars, if it ever existed.

persistence currently exploring an ancient river delta inside Jezero Crater and recently collected its ninth Martian rock sample not far from there originally landed in February 2021, members of the mission team announced.