Space – The existence of these strange threads in Martian soil probably has a more ingenious explanation than we expected.
Ball of yarn, piece of string, spaghetti Spatial… A strange object was picked up in mid-July March by rover Persistence Confuses the experts. “There is a lot of uncertainty,” a spokesperson confirmed NASA.
A more plausible explanation, however, is down to earth. According to some hypotheses, they can be pieces of rope, which are attached with perseverance Parachute It slowed its descent when it landed on Mars. It could also be the rope used to lower him down the last few meters (a stage called a “skycrane”).
Small ropes moved with the wind
This isn’t the first time the tiny rover has encountered its own equipment on Mars. In June, another photo showed what looked like an aluminum plate, wedged between two red stones. It was actually part of the thermal insulation from the descent phase.
“These small pieces of debris can be assumed to have been moved by the wind after landing,” a NASA spokesperson said. This waste is always in motion: some(…) Read more in 20 minutes
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