#Life on Mars

Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

Long Read

On Feb. 18, 2021 - as NASA's Mars Perseverance rover made its final descent to the Red Planet - the six-wheeled robot’s beamed a steady stream of data back to NASA Amongst the touch-down telemetry was a series of jaw-dropping hi-res image captured as the rover’s jetpack lowered...

Perseverance Mars rover: how to prove whether there’s life on the red planet

Deep Dive

We’ll soon be able to properly start asking the question: “Are we alone in the universe?” Nasa’s next major mission, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, will land on the surface on February 18. Following a complex landing procedure, it will get started on one of its main goals...