NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars!


NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars, the agency confirmed today (Feb. 16).

The rover, which launched this summer as the star of the agency’s Mars 2020 mission, will touch down Thursday (Feb. 18) in Jezero Crater, an ancient delta on the Martian surface. Perseverance, or “Percy” for short, will explore the Martian terrain and conduct a number of science investigations. Among its objectives, Percy will collect samples, deploy the first helicopter beyond Earth, and search for signs of ancient life on the fourth planet from the sun. 

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