The Perseverance rover collects samples from Mars filled with organic matter

The rover’s persistent search for signs of ancient Martian life has rebounded greatly.

Over the past few months, perseverance He was exploring the remains of an ancient river delta within Mars’ Jezero Crater, which hosted a large lake billions of years ago. Mission team members said the existence of this delta is one of the main reasons NASA sent a car-sized rover to Jezero, and that the site has met its bills thus far.