Perseverance and the Ongoing Search for Life on Mars | Carnegie Magazine
Illustration of the rover Perseverance on the surface of Mars

Perseverance touched down on Mars in February after traveling 293 million miles over nearly seven months.

Illustration: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Perseverance and the Ongoing Search for Life on Mars

Astronomers are deploying the plucky rover and its helicopter sidekick to explore new parts of the red planet and learn whether alien organisms once lived there.

By Ramin Skibba



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