Nasa’s rover Perseverance starts search for life on Mars

21 February 2021 - 00:00 By Reuters

Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology lab ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere this week and landed safely in a vast crater, the first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life. 

Mission managers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles burst into applause, cheers and fist-bumps as radio beacons signalled that the rover had survived its perilous descent and arrived as planned on the floor of Jezero Crater...

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