Lego’s Rover Perseverance will be part of the Lego Technic line and brings several surprises with it. We tell you more details.
Lego He always surprises us with authentic gems in his collections and special editions. On this occasion, space lovers are in luck: the assembly toy company announced the arrival on the market of a replica of the Mars Rover Perseverance and his companion, the helicopter ingenuity. Read on to find out more about the Lego Rover Perseverance:
This unique piece will be part of the line Lego Technic And it brings several surprises with it: for example, when you move a lever, the rover’s iconic six-wheel suspension rotates a set of gears to turn four of its wheels inward so you can rotate the entire piece 360 degrees. Lego also added a pair of dials on the back to the piece to move the display arm up, down, left, and right.
Also, the Lego Rover Perseverance works with mobile app Technic AR (in augmented reality) in case you want to pretend you’re collecting rock samples. In total, there will be 1,132 pieces that will go on the market on June 1 at a price of 100 dollars, about 1,800 Mexican pesos.
What is the Mars Rover Perseverance?
Perseverance launched into space on July 30, 2020 amid the global pandemic of COVID-19. He February 18, 2021touched down in Jezero crater, the site of an ancient lake and river delta.
Since that date, the rover has been searching for microbial fossils in rocks that formed in the past of Mars. He also looks for carbon-containing molecules, called organics, which are the building blocks of life on Earth.
The Perseverance rover collects soil and rock samples as it travels across the Martian surface, storing them in tubes that will be collected by future NASA and European Space Agency missions.
When the Perseverance samples return to Earth, scientists will conduct experiments and analyzes in various laboratories to discover if there was ever life on the red planet.
Features of the Perseverance rover
perseverance weighs tonne and has six wheels about the size of a compact car. It has the ability to operate through dust storms They block the sunlight needed for solar-powered spacecraft. To land on Mars, Perseverance used a supersonic parachutea descent propelled by a propeller and nylon ropes that made him descend the last meters to the surface.
The vehicle has navigation cameras strategically placed around it. That way, scientists and mission operators steer you to promising areas. In them, Perseverance collects a sample, seals it in a small tube, and leaves it on the surface for return to Earth.