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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Will Investigate An Ancient Lake On The Red Planet. Check Out Pictures

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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will land on the Red Planet, Feb 18. 2020. The mission behind its inter-galactic pursuit is to search for signs of ancient land on Mars and to collect samples from the faraway land so that scientists on Earth can initiate their exploration of potential inhabitation beyond Earth. Of course, in order to execute its paramount mission seamlessly, the Rover has been equipped with the most sophisticated gear and technology. The new instruments enable to it self drive on the Martian surface, and to make its journey back-and-forth without any damage to the hardware and software.

The Perseverance Rover will land at a location called Jezero Crater. Believed to have once held a lake, it’s a unique combination of wonderfully preserved delta and the varied mineralogy that is best suited for microorganism sustenance.

The Perseverance Rover will probe astrobiology on Mars in particular. It has been upgraded with the latest scientific instruments that help in the search for biosignatures. The Rover can self-drive for a distance of up to 200 meters per day, and as it drives, it sketches out the map of the road it's driving on. The Rover will also drill on Mars’ surface, take samples, and put them in small tubes. These samples will arrive back on Earth in 2031.

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover may have not been accompanied by fellow passengers on its journey. But it is taking reservations to send people’s names to Mars. NASA’s website is exclusively offering people an opportunity to send their names to Mars. Check out their website link.