1. Perseverance is searching for signs of ancient life.
2. The rover is landing in a place with a high potential for finding these signs of past microbial life.
3. Perseverance is also collecting important data about Mars’ geology and climate.
4. Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
5. Perseverance carries instruments and technology that will help pave the way for human missions to the Moon and Mars.
6. Perseverance is also giving a ride to the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter!
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