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Thread: Since Perseverance is Searching for Life, What Will it Be Looking for?

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    Since Perseverance is Searching for Life, What Will it Be Looking for?

    You have to be careful what you say to people. When NASA or someone else says that the Perseverance rover will be looking for fossil evidence of ancient life, the uninformed may guffaw loudly. Or worse, they may think that scientists are looking for actual animal skeletons or something. Of course, that’s not the case. …
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    The main difference of the Perseverance mission is not only that its main goal is to search for traces of life on Mars, but also that it is strongly connected to future flights. First, the rover will collect samples for delivery to Earth by the next vehicle, and second, it will study the possibility of producing oxygen from the Martian atmosphere for future manned missions.

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