NASA launches Perseverance Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

NASA launches Perseverance Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

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The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into a clear morning sky in the world’s third and final Mars launch of the summer. The plutonium-powered, six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect t

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