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Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance robot heads for daunting landing – BBC News

The big robot must survive a high-speed descent to the surface before it can search for life.

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media captionNasa’s Perseverance rover carries technology to help it avoid landing hazards
The moment of truth has arrived for the US space agency’s Perseverance rover.
The six-wheeled robot is fast approaching Mars after a seven-month, 470-million-km journey from Earth for what unquestionably will be the most challenging part of its mission.
It’s got to put itself down safely on the Red Planet – a task that has befuddled so many spacecraft before…

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