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Now on ‘Mars time,’ NASA’s Perseverance team has to shift their work hours 40 minutes later every day – Business Insider Australia

NASA asks the engineers and scientists behind the rover to make this daily change for three months, sometimes working overnight.

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NASA just landed a new rover on Mars, the culmination of a 300-million-mile journey that sent the robot into ancient lake bed. 
But the landing is just the beginning of the Perseverance rover’s mission. It’s set to explore Mars’ Jezero Crater for the next two years. It will search for signs of ancient microbial life that could have gotten trapped in sediment from the river that flowed into the lake. Perseverance aims to collect about 40 samples of Martian rock and soil, which it will save so that…

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