- TIME - By Jeffrey Kluger
There was plenty of reason to celebrate when the Perseverance rover successfully touched down in Mars’s Jezero Crater this afternoon. But in some ways, the rover showed up too late—3.5 billion years too...
- By Digital Trends
Tomorrow, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will attempt a feat that is terrifying and impressive in equal measures: Landing a rover on Mars. The Perseverance rover, along with its helicopter sidekick Ingenuity, has been traveling to Mars since summer last year. Now, it’s set to arrive at the red planet on Thursday, February 18, and to execute the extremely challenging landing maneuver to touch down safely and begin its search for signs of ancient life.