Wednesday, August 17

Perseverance: Why Scientists Already Know Where to Look for Life on Mars


  • Jonathan Amos
  • Science Correspondent, BBC

Main delta image

Image source, NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS

Caption,

The Perseverance vehicle landed a couple of kilometers southeast of the great delta formation.

“We are definitely in the right place.”

There is a sense of relief in the science team in charge of the Perseverance rover (Perseverance, in Spanish) that the US space agency, NASA, has on Mars.

Investigators are now confident that they have sent the vehicle to the place that offers the best possible chance of finding traces of life. on the red planet.

“Percy,” as the robot is affectionately called, landed in Jezero Crater in February and has since been taking thousands of photographs of the surrounding area.


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