NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance lands on the Red Planet in less than a month! – Space.com
The touchdown of NASA’s next Mars rover is less than a month away.
The car-size Perseverance rover, the core of NASA’s $2.7 billion Mars 2020 mission
, will land Feb. 18, kicking off a new era of Red Planet exploration.
On that fateful day, a rocket-powered sky crane will lower Perseverance to the floor of the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater
, which hosted a lake and a river delta billions of years ago. Over the course of its mission, Perseverance will scour Jezero for signs of ancient…