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Perseverance spots its thermal blanket

Perseverance spots its thermal blanket
Perseverance spots its thermal blanket NASA’s Perseverance rover captured this image of a shiny object that appears alien to Mars. The mission team believes it’s a piece of thermal shielding that separated from the spacecraft’s rocket-powered, jet pack-style descent stage, which landed about two kilometers away. NASA/JPL-Caltech