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Desert ‘Rover’ Helps NASA Scientists Prepare for Mars

 

Did life ever form on Mars? NASA is launching its new Perseverance rover to find out. In February 2020, mission scientists practiced skills they’ll need while Perseverance explores the Red Planet. A seven-person field team served as a simulated rover, carrying cameras and science instruments to the Nevada desert. Meanwhile, mission scientists at institutions like NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California sent commands for them to take pictures or collect data from the landscape. The region of Nevada they studied is a former lakebed, just like Jezero Crater, Perseverance’s landing site on Mars.
For more information on the Mars 2020 mission and Perseverance rover, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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