The rover has landed. NASA's Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars following a 300-million mile journey and a dramatic "seven minutes of terror" descent. The mission? "Searching for signs of ancient life," according to NASA. The nuclear-powered rover is NASA's latest, most advanced hardware for exploring Mars. The $2.4 billion mission will seek signs of life — past or present — in a location known as Jezero Crater, widely believed to have been home to a deep lake fed by rivers of water. “Perseverance is our robotic astrobiologist, and it will be the first rover NASA has sent to Mars with the explicit goal of searching for signs of ancient life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
We're already getting photos of Mars from Perseverance. View them here.