Perseverance: why scientists already know where to look for life on Mars

  • Jonathan Amos
  • Science Correspondent, BBC

image source, NASA / JPL-CALTECH / MSSS

to explain,

The Perseverance vehicle landed two kilometers southeast of the Great Delta Formation.

“We are definitely in the right place.”

A sense of relief reigns in the science team responsible for the Persevere (Persevere, in Spanish) rover that the US space agency, NASA, has on Mars.

Investigators are now confident that they have sent the car 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 at Jezero Crater in February and has since taken thousands of photos of the surrounding area.

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