Helicopters on Mars can find hidden magnetism in the planet’s crust

This past weekend, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter logged more than 100 minutes of flying in the thin Martian air, a feat that until just two years ago would have been considered quite ambitious.

Originally designed to demonstrate simple technology, Marscopter has far outlasted its initial one-month mission of five flights, after which its role expanded to Explore the Martian landscape and help NASA perseverance Rover life finder. Building on Ingenuity’s success, scientists are already planning two more small helicopters. This will serve as to support Helicopters on the space agency’s mission to bring tubes of Martian samples back to Earth. The teams are also building another rover to visit Saturn’s moon Titan.

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