For years Life on Mars was debated since the last part of the 1960s, again in the last part of the 1970s, and during the 1980s between Carl Sagan and John Brandenburg.
September 15th 2022, NASA detailed that Martian rocks gathered by the Mars Rover in the antiquated stream delta of the Jezero Crater. Had the most elevated centralization of natural matter at this point found during the mission. 2022-09-15: Mars Rover Finds More Organic Material
Breaking down this sedimentary stone, the Rover instrumentation found aromatics, stable particles of carbon and hydrogen known as hydrocarbons. Furthermore alongside sulfate minerals which will generally safeguard data about the watery conditions in which they shaped.
The find in this area is somewhat more great than past surveys. These results showing that Jezero Crater probably once held a lake and was a possibly tenable climate 3.5 billion years.
“Perseverance, nicknamed Percy,is a car-sized Mars rover designed to explore the Jezero crater on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission. It was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and launched on 30 July 2020, at 11:50 UTC. Confirmation that the rover successfully landed on Mars was received on 18 February 2021, at 20:55 UTC. As of 14 September 2022, Perseverance has been active on Mars for 557 sols (573 Earth days, or 1 year, 6 months and 27 days) since its landing. Following the rover’s arrival, NASA named the landing site Octavia E. Butler Landing.”
“Perseverance has a similar design to its predecessor rover, Curiosity, although it was moderately upgraded. It carries seven primary payload instruments, nineteen cameras, and two microphones.” “The rover also carried the mini-helicopter Ingenuity. An experimental aircraft and technology testbed that made the first powered flight on another planet on 19 April 2021.
As of August 31, 2022, it has made 30 successful flights. Ingenuity’s 25th successful flight, which occurred on April 8, 2022, saw the helicopter set new records for highest speed and distance traveled during a single flight.” “The rover’s goals include identifying ancient Martian environments capable of supporting life. Seeking out evidence of former microbial life existing in those environments. Collecting rock and soil samples to store on the Martian surface. Furthermore testing oxygen production from the Martian atmosphere to prepare for future crewed missions.”