NASA’s Perseverance landed on Mars less than 24 hours ago and we’ve already got our first look at the planet.
NASA shared a picture of the rover being lowered near an ancient river delta, where it will search for signs of ancient life and set aside the most promising rock samples for return to Earth in a decade.
🎉 Yesterday, @NASAPersevere safely touched down on the Red Planet. So, what’s next? To celebrate, we’re hosting a @Reddit AMA on Feb. 22 from 4-5pm ET giving you direct access to:
🙌 Landing day engineers
📸 @NASAMars image & sound experts
Save the date to ask your questions! pic.twitter.com/Q7q1c2G6rD
— NASA (@NASA) February 19, 2021
Touchdown confirmed. The #CountdownToMars is complete, but the mission is just beginning. pic.twitter.com/UvOyXQhhN9
— NASA (@NASA) February 18, 2021