NASA's Perseverance rover is making a 3-mile road trip across Mars to search for signs of life, dodging sand dunes as it goes
Perseverance Mars roveris set to travel three miles to search for signs of life.
- Perseverance will explore a crater and pick up rock samples to be studied on Earth,
- Since landing in February, the rover has taken photos and helped with the helicopter
Ingenuity's test flights.
NASA's Perseverance rover is going on a road trip across
"It is from this location that the first samples from another planet will be collected for return to Earth by a future mission," Trosper added.Perseverance will help NASA understand the geology of the crater and explore the area for signs of ancient microscopic life, the agency said in the statement.
"This area was under at least 100 meters [328 feet] of water 3.8 billion years ago," Kevin Hand, an astrobiologist and co-lead of Perseverance's
Perseverance, which is NASA's fifth Mars rover, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in July and traveled almost 300 million miles with Ingenuity strapped to its belly to reach the Red Planet.
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