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NASA breaks two records on the surface of Mars with its newest rover

NASA breaks two records on the surface of Mars with its newest rover

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NASA has announced that it has broken two records on the surface of Mars with its newest Mars rover called Perseverance.

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According to NASA JPL, the Perseverance rover has recently broken two records, the first record being the longest drive in a single solar day, and the second being the longest AutoNav drive.

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The space agency announced that Perseverance has broken the previous record of 748 feet set by the Opportunity rover in March 2005.

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Now, Perseverance holds the record by recently completing a drive of 803 feet.

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NASA also announced that Perseverance has broken its own record for the longest AutoNav drive, which is the rover's self-driving function.

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For context, NASA's Curiosity rover has a maximum travel speed of 65 feet per hour and has no automatic navigation system.

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