NASA today released breathtaking new footage from the Perseverance rover’s arrival on the surface of Mars. The Perseverance rover left for the red planet on 30 July 2020. After a mostly uneventful transit through space, it managed to touch down on the surface of Mars at 20:55 UTC on 18 February 2021. I love rocks. Look at these right next to my wheel. Are they volcanic or sedimentary? What story do they tell? Can’t wait to find out.#CountdownToMarshttps://t.co/7w3rbvbyoL pic.twitter.com/H3q1M0YJAd — NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 19, 2021 Its mission, per NASA: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples…
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