Perseverance: NASA probe drills deltas on Mars’ surface for signs of life

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The samples obtained by the Perseverance spacecraft will be picked up and brought to Earth by another mission in the 2030s.

NASA’s rover, Perseverance, is carrying out the most important task in the mission assigned to this space vehicle.

Perseverance has arrived at an ancient sedimentary soil on Mars, which scientists have identified as the most ideal location for finding signs of life in the past.

Billions of years ago at that location, there was a river that emptied into a large lake.

“Rivers that flow into the delta will carry nutrients, which are obviously very beneficial for life. Then, the sediment carried by the river flow and then settles there is also very beneficial for sustainability,” said Sanjeev Gupta, professor at Imperial College London, English.

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