The driver’s left front hazard avoidance camera photographed the bright-colored object on July 12 that some liken pasta.
Officials at the space agency confirmed that they believe the object is a string left over from Perseverance’s landing.
According to a spokesperson for the Persistence mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Perseverance was not previously present in the area where the rope was found, so it is likely that the wind blew it there, the spokesman said.
This isn’t the first time rovers have stumbled across fragments of material left over from the Mars landing process.
The rover team at NASA is studying more of the new debris and plans to release more details later this week.