A sol is a bit over 24 hours and 40 minutes, which would make the rover a Red Planet explorer for 103 Earth days now.
Perseverance and Ingenuity landed inside the Jezero Crater on Mars, which is 28 miles (45 km) wide. The crater was chosen from 60 candidate locations on the planet, according to NASA.
The robotic duo has had a wild space ride so far, and Perseverance has made sure it captures all the important moments on camera. The rover has a lot of important missions to accomplish. It was the first machine sent from Earth to generate oxygen on another planet. The atmosphere on Mars consists of 96 percent carbon dioxide and Perseverance managed to produce oxygen using its MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment) instrument.
As tweeted by NASA, the rover has taken more than 75,000 images so far and captured the first sound ever on the Red Planet. Using the microphone from its SuperCam, Perseverance caught both the sound of Ingenuity’s blades as well as the wind blowing on Mars.
Perseverance will continue its mission on Mars, as it’s just started its south exploration that will last a total of 687 Earth days, which is approximately one year in Mars time. The rover will create its own maps as it goes, as there are none available.