NASA Mars 2020 Mission: Perseverance Rover has landed

Mars 2020 Mission:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars.

  • This was one of the most crucial aspects of the Mars 2020 Mission.
  • The mission is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life.
  • Objectives:
    • Assess ancient habitability.
    • Demonstrate technology for future robotic and human exploration.
    • Duration: At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days).
  • Perseverance is the most advanced, most expensive, and most sophisticated mobile laboratory sent to Mars.
  • It is different from previous missions because it is capable of drilling and collecting core samples of the most promising rocks and soils, and setting them aside in a “cache” on the surface of Mars.
  • Launch: 30th July 2020
  • Landing: 18th February 2021
  • Landing Site: Jezero Crater (an ancient river delta that has rocks and minerals that could only form in water).

Need Monthly Current Affairs PDF?

Get everything on your phone with our all in one app for your UPSC Preparation.

  • Get daily current affairs on you phone
  • Download monthly current affairs PDF
  • All India daily mock tests with ranking

DOWNLOAD the App on Play Store

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *