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7 minutes of terror: Here's how NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars

For more than 6 months, NASA's Perseverance rover has travelled through deep space, inching ever-closer to its final destination: Mars.

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The rover launched at 7:50 a.m. Eastern on July 30. Perseverance is tasked with an unprecedented mission to hunt for clues of ancient microbial life on Mars.