NASA has launched its fourth-largest rover to Mars. Named Perseverance, the rover will look for evidence of the existence of microorganisms on the Red Planet millions of years ago and will bring some samples to earth for research. Mars and Earth are currently nearing each other, making it the third manned spacecraft to be launched to Mars in the past week, after the United Arab Emirates and China.
Cape in the state of Florida the ‘Atlas-5’ rocket flew over the Canaveral Space Base carrying the ‘Perseverance’. The rover will travel six and a half months to reach Mars orbit. The rover is then scheduled to land on the surface of Mars in a giant crater called ‘Zero’ on February 18.