The Perseverance Mars rover from NASA successfully took its first sample from a Martian rock one year ago.
Perseverance has so far procured 38 samples of Martian rock and soil.
In 2033, NASA intends to return about 30 samples to Earth for instrument analysis.
that are substantially more advanced than those that can already be sent to Mars
They will deliver the planet's long-awaited geology and water history timeline.
NASA's Mars 2020 Mission had set its sights on Jezero Crater, which is located just north of the Martian equator.
Because it had what appeared to be a river delta that formed inside a lake bed, Perseverance Rover was named after it.