Perseverance begins search for extinct extraterrestrial life on Mars

  • NASA’s Perseverance rover has completed its 239 million mile journey to Mars
  • It came in hot at 12,000mph, deployed a parachute, and landed safely on the Mars surface
  • Perseverance costs 2.2bn dollars
  • It will look for signs of ancient life in an extinct lake in the Jezero crater
  • It will cache samples and retrieve them in 2023