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The Mars Rover Perseverance and its Discoveries

Ever wondered what it is like on Mars?  The Scientists at NASA did just that and they have sent an unmanned space probe called Perseverance to Mars, which landed on the 18th February 2021 and started sending back pictures almost immediately.  They hope to discover if there are signs of ancient life and what the rocks of Mars are like. 

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bbc nEWS: Video shows Perseverance rover's dramatic Mars landing

  • What will Perseverance do on Mars?
  • How was the landing site chosen?
  • What instruments does the rover carry?
  • What is Ingenuity?

BBC NEWS: Mars landing: Nasa's Perseverance rover in 'great shape'

  • How is Perseverance doing after the landing?

 

BBC NEWS: Nasa Mars rover: Key questions about Perseverance


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NASA: Perseverance mission updates

NASA: on demand recordings

NASA:  factsheets