Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

The Mars Perseverance Rover has a pet rock

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel.

The Mars Perseverance rover is 130 million miles away doing important work for humanity. And while it may not have found water yet, it did manage to find what's being called its pet rock. A few months ago, a rock the size of a potato got stuck in the rover's front-left wheel. It's been along for the ride for more than five miles of Martian surface. NASA says that's a record. Although, this companion does not count as an intelligent life form.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.