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

NASA's Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into the morning sky in the world's third and final Mars launch of the summer

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NASA | NASA Mars mission

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The United Launch Alliance AtlasV rocket has released the Mars 2020 mission featuring NASA Perseverance. Image: Twitter
In addition to addressing the life-on-Mars question, the mission will yield lessons that could pave the way for the arrival of astronauts as early as the 2030s. Image: Twitter

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 analysed for evidence of ancient life.

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First Published: Thu, July 30 2020. 19:40 IST

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