NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance to seek signs of ancient life

rod

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I enjoyed watching the rover launch on NASA TV on the web this morning. I also viewed two sunspots on the Sun, AR2767 and AR2768 using my 90-mm refractor with glass, white light solar filter during the launch and following when signal acquisition with the rover took place (0917 EDT). Perseverance is on the way to Mars! Early this morning, Mars was bright in ESE sky near 0115 EDT with my unaided eyes. A fun morning :)
 
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Bon voyage Perseverance , and (especially) happy landing!

Let's hope you can find some biogenic carbon on the surface this time.

Would be nice to see that abiogenesis occurred on more than one planet in our solar system. If true it would, seemingly, greatly increase the odds of life existing throughout the galaxy.
 
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Bon voyage, Perseverance , and (especially) happy landing!

Let's hope you can find some biogenic carbon on the surface this time.

Would be nice to see that abiogenesis occurred on more than one planet in our solar system. If true, it would, seemingly, greatly increase the odds of life existing throughout the galaxy.
So if no life is found in this mission, does that mean no abiogenesis took place then?
 

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