Nasa plans to launch its newest mission to Mars this month, which goals to position the Perseverance rover on the floor of the planet in February 2021.
It’s the newest try and discover a planet that has loomed massive within the fashionable creativeness for hundreds of years. Because the planetary scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells Rachel Humphreys, there’s a lengthy historical past of hopes, theories and fictional representations of life on Mars. However thus far none has been found.
The most recent mission will seek for ‘liveable situations’ on the planet’s floor and collect rocks for a future mission to convey again to Earth. It is only one of a number of completely different Mars missions to launch this month, all with one final query in thoughts: are we alone within the universe?
- Clips from NASA, US Nationwide Archives
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