NASA sends piece of Mars back to Mars

Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined ...

In the ultimate example of sending coals to Newcastle, NASA is sending a piece of Mars back to the Red Planet on the Mars 2020 rover mission. The space agency’s including a meteorite that had its origin on Mars may seem odd, but the purpose is completely practical as the sample will act as a calibration target for one of the mission’s main instruments.

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