The Mars rover exists for one reason: To find out if there was ever life on Mars.
NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021, marking a major step in a mission that has captured the hearts and minds of space enthusiasts around the world – and that will pave the way for human expeditions by the 2030s.
And, as with just about any space mission, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that will determine whether the mission succeeds. Perseverance’s job is to drill into the Martian surface to collect rock and soil samples. Those samples will be stored in sealed tubes and wait to be ferried back to Earth for analysis on a future mission. [Read more…] about Was there ever life on Mars?
- 32Earthlings have sent three separate missions to Mars which will all reach the Red Planet within the next few days. One of them was sent by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is scheduled to land on 18th February 2021. NASA’s spacecraft carried the Perseverance Rover…