NASA's Perseverance to Touchdown on Mars: What You Need to Know

After a six-month trek from Earth, NASA's Perseverance rover will reach Mars on Thursday and attempt to become the latest probe to set down on the Red Planet. If successful, it would be the fifth rover to trek the planet's surface and the first since Curiosity touched down in 2012. Perseverance's arrival coincides with spacecrafts from China and the United Arab Emirates that have also reached Mars, though China's and the U.A.E.'s will only be orbiting the planet. Read more on the mission here.

NASA's Perseverance to Touchdown on Mars: What You Need to Know

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