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Why NASA is Back on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover and the first-ever space helicopter landed on Mars.

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By Ana Aceves

This NASA rover landed on Mars, more than 130 million miles from Earth. It’s task? To continue the search for past life on the red planet.

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