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NASA live streaming rover landing on Mars

The Mars Perseverance landing

NASA has announced that it will be launching the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to arrive

on Mars on Thursday, February 18, 2021. This is said to be the fifth rover to land on the planet. The live streaming will begin at 11:15 a.m., and NASA's planetary landing will begin at 2:30 p.m. It can be streamed on NASA.tv, the NASA app, and on YouTube. The commentary starts at 2:15 p.m.

Perseverance first launched on July 30, 2020. On Thursday, it will search for signs of ancient microbial life, collect carefully selected rock and broken rock and dust samples for future return to Earth, test Mars’ climate, and make a way for human exploration past the Moon.

"Perseverance" was named by a seventh grader who won an essay contest. It is the fifth rover NASA has sent to Mars and the most advanced. The six-wheeled rover is about the size of a car, and the mission duration as of now is set for at least one Martian year, or 687 Earth days.

Scientists believe ancient life may have been seen where the Jezero Crater sits, where an old river flowed into a lake on Mars.

Here is a footage of the rover attempting to make a dangerously severe landing on a challenging area of Mars:

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