NASA’s Perseverance rover is clogged up with pebbles

A little stack of pebbles is blocking up the Perseverance Mars rover’s operations. 

The rover, which is gathering rock samples for ultimate go back to Earth, started to have a hard time on Dec. 29, after drawing out a core from a rock the objective group nicknamed “Issole.” According to a NASA blog site, the issue took place in the gadget that moves the drill bit and sample out of the rover’s drill arm and into a carousel inside the rover’s chassis for storage. During the transfer, sensing units within the rover taped a higher-than-normal quantity of friction at an unanticipated point while doing so. 

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