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In pics | NASA launched its Perseverance Rover to the red planet to look for ancient life evidence

NASA successfully launched its car-size rover, Perseverance, on July 30 to invade planet Mars. The rover will bring back the Martian rocks to analyse for evidence of ancient life on the planet.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover vehicle lifts off for the red planet on July 30 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to bring the first Martian rock samples to Earth which will be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. (Image: AP)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover vehicle lifts off for the red planet on July 30 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to bring the first Martian rock samples to Earth which will be analysed for evidence of ancient life. (Image: AP)

The plutonium-powered, six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect tiny geological specimens that will be brought home. (Image: AP)

The plutonium-powered, six-wheeled rover will drill down and collect tiny geological specimens that will be brought home. (Image: AP)

The U.S. is the only country to safely put a spacecraft on Mars, is seeking its ninth successful landing on the planet. (Image: AP)

The US, the only country to safely put a spacecraft on Mars, is seeking its ninth successful landing on the planet. (Image: AP)

If all goes well, the rover is will descend to the Mars surface on February 18, 2021. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from pad 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, July 30, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Image: AP)

If all goes well, the rover will descend to the Mars surface on February 18, 2021. (Image: AP)

The Perseverance rover, a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers is part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. (NASA/Joel Kowsky via Reuters)

The Perseverance rover, a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers is part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life. (Image: NASA/Joel Kowsky via Reuters)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover vehicle lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. July 30. (Image: NASA/Joel Kowsky via Reuters)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover vehicle lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral. (Image: NASA/Joel Kowsky via Reuters)

A replica of the Mars rover Perseverance is displayed outside the press site before a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center, July 29, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Image: AP)

A replica of the Mars rover Perseverance is displayed outside the press site before a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)

First Published on Jul 31, 2020 04:14 pm
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