New Delhi: After traveling about 4 million km, NASA Mars Perseverance Rover is now going to land on Mars (Landing On Mars). On Thursday 18 February 2021, it will land on the most dangerous surface of Mars (Jezero Crater). Landing of this rover is a tough test amidst large rock rocks and sand dunes for which scientists at the US Space Agency (NASA) are very excited.
Rover’s Landing at Zagiro Crater
Only the correct landing of NASA Rover (NASA Mars Perseverance Rover) will decide how further research will be possible there. Significantly, this is the fifth Rover of NASA to land on Mars. This rover has to land at Jagero Crater, the most dangerous place on Mars, at 3:55 pm (3:55 pm EST (12:55 pm PST Feb. 18, 2021) local time of America).
Rover will search for life on Mars
According to NASA, the scientists of Jet Propulsion Laboratory are closely watching this and everything is fine at the moment. However, he admitted that its landing would be more challenging than he had thought. NASA says that this is their most ambitious project so far. According to NASA scientist Thomas Zurbuchen, this rover will discover life on Mars.
It means two worlds to me to get this outpouring of support on my #CountdownToMars. I’m honored to share my journey of exploration, and proud of the space I take up in space.
– NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 17, 2021
Possibility of life here billions of years ago
According to scientists, at the place where this rover is about to land, a river once flowed and there was a lake here. Due to this delta was built here. Billions of years ago, there is a possibility of life here. But in this crater many rocks are standing and sand dunes are present. Large stones are also present here. So landing here is a big challenge.
Only 50 percent of the efforts have been successful so far
Significantly, only 50 percent of the attempts to land on Mars have been successful so far. The geographical structure here is very complex. Perseverance’s team has learned a lot from their old practices and now technology is also supporting them. Today they have the ability to land this spacecraft successfully through technology.
Successful landing not guaranteed
Deputy Project Manager Jennifer Trosper, the deputy project manager of this project, says that the team is fully conscious of landing in its crater. However, he has not given any guarantee to land it successfully. But the team is leaving no stone unturned. It will start its work only after it is safe.
A perfect place for life
Significantly, the place of landing of this vehicle has been chosen by scientists from all over the world. Experts had selected 60 places for its landing on Mars. After analyzing all these for five years, this crater was all agreed upon. Scientists believe that with the presence of lake and river formed here years ago, minerals can be present here. Scientists believe that this can be an excellent place for life.