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NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance from Florida to seek signs of past life on Red Planet – ABC News

NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a $US2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbour.

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NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance has blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $US2.4 billion ($3.36 billion) mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbour.

  • The Mars rover launch took place after the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Californa was rattled by an earthquake
  • Perseverance is due to land in the Jezero crater on Mars in February next year.
  • Perserverance is carrying a 1.8kg autonomous hel…

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