What’s next for NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing success?


NASA’s Perseverance rover isn’t ready to start rolling on Mars just yet.

The SUV-sized Perseverance landed inside Mars’ 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater yesterday (Feb. 18), kicking off an ambitious surface mission that will hunt for signs of ancient Red Planet life and collect dozens of samples for future return to Earth, among other tasks.

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