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What’s next for NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing success? – Space.com

It’ll take a little while for the rover to start rolling.

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NASA’s Perseverance rover isn’t ready to start rolling on Mars just yet.
The SUV-sized Perseverance landed
inside Mars’ 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater yesterday (Feb. 18), kicking off an ambitious surface mission that will hunt for signs of ancient Red Planet life and collect dozens of samples for future return to Earth
, among other tasks.
But it’ll likely be a few months before Perseverance, the heart of NASA’s $2.7 billion Mars 2020 mission
, really starts sinking its teeth into…

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