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NASA's Mars Probe, Perseverance: Online Show

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

  • Wednesday March 3, 2021 • 4:00 pm PST
  • Free Online Event - Join on YouTube or Facebook

Join us for a virtual program to learn about NASA's latest probe to Mars! Exploratorium astronomer Dr. Isabel Hawkins will share details of the Perseverance probe, the challenges NASA faces, and what scientists hope to learn from the red planet. The brand new interplanetary mission will search for signs of microbial life in the history of Mars to understand the planet's ability to host life forms. The probe has a drill to collect samples of Martian rocks and soil types and then store them in sealed tubes. A future mission will collect them and return them to Earth to be analyzed in detail. The Perseverance probe will also test new technologies to plan future human exploration of Mars.