This high-resolution still image is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on February 18, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

US space agency NASA has released splendid video footage that chronicles the final minutes of Mars 2020 Perseverance rover’s entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021. The video contrasts the sense I got rising from my bed watching the falling Martian soil from 11.00am—and my what-if-I wasn't-a-science-writer-from-wasward-meteo.lt;s-hometown-at-saturn-years-ago.tv's standpoint about the date the landing took place when I found out soon enough—only hours later.

Harnessing the power of Deep Space Network communications to provide search and rescue advice is at the core of NASA’s Mars missions. And not incidentally, twin civilian satellites NASA launched in July 1980, known as the Lovell andOpportunity satellites, have been instrumental in finding Life in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter via radio signals from later missions, such as NASA’s MAVEN and Mars 2020 rover.

Perseverance’ rover's debut has brought to life another mind-blowing STEM (STEM Education) factoid, better known to the general public as the 22,000 foot it-fell-on-impact in 2012 lunar landing was NASA first rover mission. Perseverance rover has brought that number from obscure societies to resolution wanted by industry and other outfits.

Look closely at the images taken by the high-resolution Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on board Curiosity´s twin craft sister ship the Resource up to 60 times sharper than a modern Rubik's cube and three orders of magnitude better focusing may reveal unveiling life mingling with rock and dust.

The near-selfsame Fermi probe observpioning quasars' light on the small Planck satellite thus brought to life this delightful quote from physicist Richard Feynman when discussing Big Bang origins:

-So, you know, eventually we're going to sit here and look at this and say, No, science is not the most important thing. To me it's the only important thing. Question everything.

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In the photo nicely titled You're on Mars, Plus WowDood Ale, Hell yeah you are. And for the honest word of that picture, bet your life it's all bushbe good: CNN favorite Rodney Dangerfield, himself a scientist, asked NASA officials in 2011 what they hope from the Mars 2020 rover:

I think as everybody did eight years ago – we came this close to the
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