Mars Perseverance Rover Has Landed!

NASA’s and JPL’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, has successfully touched down on the Red Planet!

This rover is similar to the last rover, Curiosity (which is still operating by the way), but has significant advances over is predecessor. The main difference is that Perseverance is carrying an experimental Mars helicopter drone, which will fly around and presumably take some aerial pictures. In addition to that, Perseverance has a better camera, better wheels, and a better drill.

At any rate, you can watch the moment of landing below, and you can follow the rover’s progress and updates on the official mission page.

This 4K tour of Mars using footage from the earlier rovers is well worth watching, in celebration of the landing of Perseverance.

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