The social media savvy Perseverance rover, known for making its fair share of buzz to keep us informed of all its findings and discoveries on the red planet, has just set a new Martian record.

On a mission to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for a possible return to Earth, the rover which landed on the planet on February 18, 2021, has covered more land on Mars than anyone else.

“After a few months exploring this area, I’m on the move. Thanks to my self-driving function, I can cover more ground in a day than ever before. Just set a new Martian record of 243.3 meters, and then yesterday, another: 245.76 meters. Places to go, rocks to see!” tweeted the rover.

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