NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover left Earth’s atmosphere and commenced the long journey to Mars The dispatch went off effectively at 7:50 a.m. EDT (4:50 a.m. PDT), when the meanderer rode heavenward on Atlas V-541 rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Tirelessness will presently be on the way until Feb. 18, 2021, when it will land at Jezero pit and start breaking down Martian topography and climatology
Mission Overview: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover
You know mars is the closest place that we can Nasa reach with robotic exploration had a really good chance of having ancient life the perseverance rover will land at a location called jezreel. crater jezreel crater is a very interesting place it’s a crater that once held a lake there are a lot of craters on the surface of mars that could have once hosted ancient lakes but not every crater that we think had a lake actually preserves evidence that that lake was there it had an inflow channel and it had an outflow channel that means it was filled the crater was filled with water in jezreel we have probably one of the most beautifully preserved delta deposits on mars in that crater this is a wonderful place to live for microorganisms and it is also a wonderful place for those micro-organisms to be preserved so that we can find them now so many billions of years
later there is no other place on mars that has the unique combination of a lake setting a beautifully preserved delta and the diverse mineralogy that we have in jezreel crater so it’s truly a special landing site the major goal of the perseverance mission is to investigate astrobiology on mars and in particular to address the question of whether life ever existed on mars the perseverance rover starts with a design that’s very similar to curiosity but we’ve added to it a whole new set of science instruments and these science instruments were purposefully selected to help us in the search for bio signatures we’re going to be taking microphones with us for
the Nasa first time we’re going to have that human sense on another planet perseverance carries with her a grand experiment in space fairing technology a helicopter
The name of which is now ingenuity one of the major upgrades that perseverance has from curiosity is that it’s able to self-drive for a distance of up to 200 meters per day as the rover is driving it’s literally building the map of the road it’s driving on on mars scientists for years have told us that to really unlock the secrets of mars we have to bring samples from mars back to earth so what marsh 2020 is going to do is to drill samples put them in small tubes we’re going to seal it in its own individual tube we set them on the surface to provide a target for the second two missions which hopefully will get in development in the next several years and could potentially get the samples back to earth by 2031. perseverance is a very very profound first step in both our understanding of our place in the universe and a stepping stone towards human exploration on mars.