A piece of string was discovered on Mars by the Perseverance rover

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NASA's Perseverance rover captured an odd image of something lying in the red sand of Mars: a tangle of twine.

The light-colored object that resembled spaghetti was photographed on July 12 by the rover's front left hazard avoidance camera

The space agency's representatives revealed that they think the object is a string that was left behind following Perseverance's landing.

According to a Perseverance project representative at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the string might be from the rover or its descent stage

a part akin to a rocket-powered jet pack used to safely drop the rover to the planet's surface.

The official stated that since perseverance had not previously been in that location and that the thread was likely blown there by the wind.

The rover is searching for evidence of microscopic life that may have been on Mars billions of years ago as it is now exploring an ancient delta named Jezero Crater,

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the spokeswoman added. Perseverance first touched down in this crater on February 18, 2021.

The rover has encountered debris from its landing on Mars before, and this is not the first time

An image of a piece of glittering foil was captured by Perseverance's cameras in the middle of June, according to a tweet from the rover's official account

The researchers surmised that it might have come off during the descent stage and was a piece of the rover's thermal blanket, a thin layer that controls temperature. 

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