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Mars Perseverance rover: 9 thrilling moments from NASA

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On Thursday, February 18, NASA's Perseverance rover made history when it safely landed on Mars.

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Landing on Mars is no easy feat. The rover (and NASA ground control) endured "7 minutes of terror" as it entered the Martian atmosphere, before autonomously touching down on the surface of the Red Planet.