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Perseverance Rover Reaches Best Possible Site To Find Life On Mars

Perseverance Rover Reaches Best Possible Site To Find Life On Mars

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The Perseverance rover has spent over a year on Mars since it landed on the red planet's Jezero crater on February 18, 2021.

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In a recent mission update, NASA's team handling the rover revealed that Perseverance is parked at a site called Enchanted Lake which is the best possible location to find signs of ancient life.

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Notably, the Martian samples collected by the rover will be bound for Earth in a few years but Perseverance only has a limited number of tubes

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; and so the rover needs to be "picky" in choosing its sampling site. 

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In order to determine which sites to pick, scientists keep in the mind the kind of rocks that are of the highest priority- those that make up the well-preserved delta located on the western side of Jezero crater.

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For the unversed, the location being a delta filled with water was one of the attributes that made the Jezero crater so appealing to scientists.

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