The Perseverance Rover – powered by nuclear isotopes #CountdownToMars @NASAPersevere

All spacecraft need electrical power to operate and perform scientific tasks. NASA’s Perseverance rover carries with it, as its power source, a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Power System (MMRTG). This power system is the same as what is powering NASA’s Curiosity rover, Perseverance’s sibling. (3D View)What is a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator?The MMRTG...