“Touchdown of Perseverance confirmed” – there is a new robot on Mars!
The American space agency, Nasa, has successfully landed its Perseverance rover on Mars.
The six-wheeled robot landed after a 470 million-km journey from Earth. It will now spend the next two years drilling into rocks, looking for evidence of past life.
The rover landed in a deep crater near the planet’s equator called Jezero. Jezero is thought to have been home to a giant lake billions of years ago.
Perseverance is the first science mission that has gone to Mars with such an advanced set of equipment.