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Photos from Perseverance's mission to Mars

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Members of NASA???s Perseverance rover team react in mission control after receiving confirmation the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. A key objective for Perseverance???s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet???s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Perseverance, NASA's most sophisticated rover to date, has landed on the surface of Mars. The rover sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after landing on Thursday, February 18.

Perseverance, NASA's most sophisticated rover to date, has landed on the surface of Mars.

This is NASA's first mission that will search for signs of ancient life on Mars.

Perseverance will also study Mars' climate and geology and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth by the 2030s.

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