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After a seven month space journey spanning almost half a billion kilometers, NASA's latest planetary mission has kicked off with a successful touchdown.

The vehicle will collect geological samples that for the first time will be brought back to Earth to be analysed for signs of ancient microscopic life.

It also carries a helicopter drone which, if it operates successfully, will perform our first powered flight on another planet.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 18 February 2021

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)