Photos: Perseverance rover nears the Red Planet ahead of its Martian debut

Mars 2020 mission: Perseverance rover

The Mars 2020 mission launched on July 30, 2020, en route to our cosmic neighbor. On Feb. 18, after traveling millions of miles and braving the vacuum of space for nearly seven months, the Perseverance rover is set to land on the Red Planet. Here are 20 Perseverance rover photos to whet your spacefaring appetite ahead of its Martian entry, descent, and landing.

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Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

By R. Dallon Adams

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