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NASA’s Perseverance rover nails Mars landing, sends first images of Jezero Crater – CNET

Touchdown confirmed! NASA lands its most ambitious, advanced robotic rover in an ancient lake bed on the red planet.



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This landing animation from NASA depicts its next-gen Mars rover touching down in Jezero Crater.
NASA’s ambitious, next-gen Perseverance rover, a 1-ton mobile science laboratory, was slowly lowered to the surface of an ancient lakebed on Mars on Thursday on afternoon. The landing occurred at 12:55 p.m. PT on Earth, with NASA engineer Swati Mohan providing the final, critical words: “Touchdown confirmed.”
Hoots and hollers rang throughout NASA’s Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory…

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