The top space stories of the week!

NASA’s Mars helicopter completes its 11th flight, nearly 14,000 scientists sign a paper that predicts ”untold suffering” for humans if climate change isn’t aggressively combated and Saturn shines bright in the night sky as part of opposition.  

Perseverance drills its first Martian hole ahead of its 6th month mark on the planet. 

An image taken by the Perseverance rover of its first drill hole on Mars taken on Aug. 6, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA’s Perseverance rover drilled its first hole on Mars. The full procedure is part of a sampling process to study the planet’s geology. NASA announced the endeavour on Friday (Aug. 6); the full process will take about 11 days to complete. The mission will also be celebrating its sixth month on Mars next week (Aug. 18). 

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