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By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
The sights and sounds collected by Perseverance so far can help us understand what the rover will pursue next, and why that’s important to its search for ancient life.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Researchers hope to gain a better sense of whether primordial life once existed on our celestial neighbor, and how technology may pave the way for astronauts to sustain their own lives during future voyages to the Red Planet.
It was a brief hop — just 39 seconds — but accomplished major milestones and was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment.
The experimental helicopter that accompanied Perseverance on its recent journey to Mars successfully pulled off the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message.
NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras and two microphones, many of which were turned on during last week's descent.
By Associated Press
Perseverance can be seen in stunning detail just 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) off the ground, being lowered wheels first by cables attached to an overhead sky crane, the red dust kicked up by rocket engines.
NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras, many of which were turned on during Thursday's descent. Perseverance can be seen just 6 1/2 feet off the ground, being lowered by cables attached to an overhead sky crane.
A NASA rover has landed on Mars in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.
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