Touchdown For Perseverance

This is without doubt the picture of the day.

Jezero crater

I was watching the footage of the landing on Mars last night, and got very excited. To pull off such a complex landing is an awesome achievement, both for NASA and humanity itself. What is even more exciting, though, is the fact that last night was only the beginning: as incredible as the landing was, as the Beeb notes here, Perseverance has two years of research and exploration ahead of it. I can’t wait until the real data starts coming back.

One thought on “Touchdown For Perseverance

  1. > I can’t wait until the real data starts coming back.

    Not just data; Perseverance is collecting samples into containers that the next mission will be sending back to Earth sometime around 2031! Very exciting indeed.

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