NOVA "Looking for Life on Mars"

Illustration showing Perseverance rover approaches Mars. Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Illustration showing Perseverance rover approaches Mars. Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Looking for Life on Mars

The latest quick-turnaround film from NOVA features exciting new footage beamed back to Earth from the Red Planet! Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt yet for signs of ancient life on Mars.

On February 18, the spacecraft blazed into the Martian atmosphere at some 12,000 miles per hour and lowered the Perseverance Rover into a dried-up river delta scientists think could have harbored life. Perseverance will comb the area for signs of life and collect samples for a return to Earth.

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PBS Utah

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 3:00am

The World

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:00pm
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:00pm
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6:00am
Rating: 
TVPG
Length: 
56 minutes
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