Daily web series featuring astrobiologists and the Perseverance rover.The Perseverance rover explores Jezero crater in Issue 2 of Astrobiology: The Story of Our Search for Life in the Universe.This special Mars 2020 panel episode features Dr. Kennda Lynch, Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernandez, and Dr. Svetlana Shkolyar discussing all the incredible science and exploration to come.Download free coloring pages from the NASA Astrobiology Program featuring the Perseverance rover!Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft.
NASA Astrobiology’s Countdown to the Perseverance Mars Rover LandingWatch the Countdown to Mars! video series01/05
Mars 2020 Edition of the Astrobiology Graphic HistoryDownload the updated version of Issue 2, featuring Perseverance and Ingenuity02/05
Ask an Astrobiologist: Mars 2020 Panel EpisodeWatch a special Mars 2020 panel episode featuring Dr. Kennda Lynch, Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernandez, and Dr. Svetlana Shkolyar!03/05
Download the Astrobiology Coloring PagesColor Me Mars! Featuring the Perseverance Mars Rover04/05
Astrobiology Letter to the CommunityA message to the research community from the Astrobiology Program05/05
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Illustration of the Perseverance rover arriving on Mars.
NASA MISSIONSMars 2020

NASA's Mars 2020 mission is the next step in NASA's long-term robotic exploration of Mars. The rover Perseverance will provide important data relevant to astrobiology research, along with a vast amount of geological information about the landing site and the planet at large that will help put the astrobiological data into context.

Perseverance will not be looking for organisms living on Mars today. However, the rover will collect data that could be used to identify biosignatures of ancient microbial life.

What really sets this mission apart is that Perseverance will be collecting a suite of samples to be returned to Earth via a Mars Sample Return mission. The opportunity to bring back samples from another planet will allow our researchers to interrogate them with all of the sophistication and thoroughness that Earth-based instrumentation provides.

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