Scientists hope to find biosignatures embedded in samples of ancient sediments that Perseverance is created to extract from Martian rock for future analysis back on Earth - the first such specimens ever collected by humankind from another planet. Soon after, a camera returned the first image, showing dust, rocks, and the shadow of the rover looming over the black-and-white martian surface.
All of this imaging technology has a goal: to enable the rover to make its way, under supervision from NASA, around Jezero Crater and examine the ancient rocks and river delta remnants there for signs of ancient microbial life.
NASA's newest rover touched down safely on the surface of Mars at 12:56 p.m. "So yes, humanity is going to mars".
Except for a few brief but expected communications blackouts caused by the superheated air around the craft as it entered the thin Martian atmosphere, the lander sent back a continuous stream of updates to the team on Earth - considerably delayed, of course, by the distance to the other planet.
NASA says there is a helicopter on the belly of the rover. Many previous soft landing attempts on the planet have failed.
This final minuscule portion of the trip is sometimes referred to as 'seven minutes of terror' - not only because of the intricate sequence involved, but also because radio signals take so long to reach Earth that, by the time they've reached us, the landing has already happened.
Perseverance had traveled 292 million miles (470 million kilometers) since launching July 30 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. "The Mars 2020 Perseverancemission embodies our nation's spirit of persevering even in the most challenging of situations, inspiring, and advancing science and exploration".
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"In Jezero, we have one of the most beautifully preserved delta deposits on Mars in that crater", Katie Stack Morgan, the deputy project scientist for the mission, explains.
Perseverance will stay on the planet for one Mars year, about 687 days here on Earth. "We're really on the verge of being able to potentially answer these enormous questions".
When "Percy" slowed down to a still-supersonic 1,000 miles per hour, its computer deployed a massive, 70.5-foot-wide parachute and then ditched its heat shield after pulling a head-snapping 9 G's-worth of deceleration.
FMI's instruments are part of a Spanish-led consortium called Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA), a Martian weather station.
Perseverance is scheduled to land Thursday afternoon around 3:55 PM EST.
"It is not guaranteed that we will be successful", Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's Science Mission Directorate's associate administrator, acknowledged.
While NASA has done everything possible to ensure success, "there's always this fear that it won't work well, it won't go well", Erisa Stilley, a landing team engineer, said Tuesday.
Nasa and the European Space Agency (Esa) have devised a multi-billion-dollar plan to go fetch these cylinders towards the end of the decade.
Former US President Donald Trump embarked on a "maximum pressure" campaign of sanctions against Iran after leaving the deal. However, Iran has said it will stop some of the inspections next week if the West doesn't implement its own commitments.
The Trump Taj Mahal, one of the casinos acquired by Icahn, has since reopened under new ownership as the Hard Rock. It's now the second-highest grossing casino in the city after MGM Resorts International's Borgata.
He also acknowledged he had "no idea" how much of the population will be vaccinated by this summer's postponed Olympics . So far, the government has provided conditional approval to just Pfizer-BioNtech for its vaccine.
Biden referenced the CDC's report that there should be "smaller classes, more ventilation, making sure that everybody has masks and is socially distanced, and you have less, fewer students in one room".
On Monday, Newfoundland and Labrador confirmed 298 active cases are tied to the variant first found in the United Kingdom . The Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit is meant to provide additional support in cases where federal programs fall short.
The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital after a short period of feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace has announced. The latest hospitalisation renewed concerns about Philip's health ahead of his 100th birthday in June this year.
Stunning though, several of the offending tweeters are now doubling down, blaming green energy for the current calamity. A Republican source told Fox News that the allegations Cruz was traveling to the Mexican city are true.
Facebook imposed the ban with immediate effect, with users reporting that they were unable to see news articles on the platform. Given the massive scale of Google and Facebook, monetising online traffic is to their advantage.
Unsafe driving conditions will only become more risky as the winter precipitation continues throughout the day, and into tonight . The weather service warned that travel would be very hard this afternoon and tonight in the warning and advisory areas.
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