Going nuclear: NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets its power source for July 30 launch | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Going nuclear: NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets its power source for July 30 launch

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is ready to roll on the surface of the Red Planet now that its nuclear power source has been installed.

That update came via Tory Bruno, head of United Launch Alliance, which is responsible for launching Perseverance on its way next Thursday (July 30). The installation is a vital step toward liftoff for the rover, which will rely on the power system, called a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG), to keep its instruments running and to stay warm during the cold Martian nights and winters.

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