Perseverance: Scientists already know where to look for life on Mars

  • Jonathan Amos
  • Science Reporter, BBC

The main delta image

Image source, NASA / JPL-CALTECH / MSSS


The diligent vehicle landed two kilometers southeast of the Great Delta system.

“We’re definitely in the right place.”

There is a sense of relief on the scientific team responsible for the perseverance rover (diligence, in Spanish) owned by the US space agency NASA on Mars.

Investigators are now confident that they have sent the vehicle to a location that offers the best chance of finding traces of life. On the red planet.

“Percy,” as the robot affectionately calls it, landed in Jessero Greater in February, and has since been taking thousands of photos of the surrounding area.

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