NASA’s begins its Search for Ancient Life on Mars – National Aeronautics and Space Administration perseverance touched down on mars a day before at around 3:55 pm ET, after launching in July last year. Images of the landing site were shared from the perseverance’s engineering cameras shortly after shutdown.
Perseverance will use the ultraviolet and imaging cameras to hunt down a promising dig site somewhere inside the jezero crater, a 28-mile section of mars that was once an ancient river or lake. The space agency believes that a body of water, roughly the size of Lake Tahoe existed between 3 and 4 billion years ago. NASA hopes to find indications of ancient microbial life.