An image of the perseverance rover in the lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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See how the Mars Perseverance rover stacks up against sci-fi robots

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On February 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars packed with a unique set of scientific tools to look for signs of ancient microbial life.

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NASA previously sent four rovers to Mars, but Perseverance is the most technologically advanced Martian robot. Stacked up against its forerunners, it almost seems like something out of science fiction.