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Latest News from Mars

Meet the Scientists behind the Science on Mars: https://spectroscopyonmars.com/

August 18: Google photos from Mars? : https://www.cnet.com/news/if-nasas-perseverance-mars-rover-used-google-photos-it-would-look-like-this/

July 25: A look inside of Mars: https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-just-looked-inside-mars-heres-what-they-found/amp

July 20: Beginning the hunt for life on Mars https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/signs-of-life-on-mars-nasas-perseverance-rover-begins-the-hunt

June 8: Spacesuit Materials on Perseverance’s SHERLOC Calibration Target – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25152/spacesuit-materials-on-perseverances-sherloc-calibration-target/?site=insight

May 25: NASA Finds Remnants of Ancient Martian Microbial Life: https://scitechdaily.com/nasa-finds-organic-salts-are-likely-present-on-mars-remnants-of-ancient-martian-microbial-life/amp/

May 20: Here’s a great video clip with updates on Perseverance and Curiosity.  

March 18: First IR and Raman measurements on Mars

March 10: Dr Weims talking about SuperCam’s first results:

February 24: Watch the Nova episode on PBS that outlines the whole perseverance mission: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/looking-for-life-on-mars/

February 21: Here is a great video clip that would catch up anyone on the basics of the Perseverance mission.  NASA Unveils First Photos Mars Perseverance Rover Took After Historic Landing: ‘Hello World’ The Perseverance rover had a successful landing on Thursday afternoon after launching from Florida in July. Read in People: https://apple.news/A4LW-PZiGRS2X5z5pnCTrew

February 21: Mars rover spies ‘vugs’ in neighbouring rocks, first step in determining if crater once hosted life. Perseverance also took a rare ‘selfie’ capturing its own landing on the planet. Read in The Globe and Mail: https://apple.news/AzzYPwFTDR5CJ6xjpSR4RqQ

February 19: Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing
After safely landing on the surface of Mars Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover has sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like to land on Mars. The rover also returned some new color images of its landing site. Read in CNN: https://apple.news/APjXP1963T9-mIzzLJYtiDw

February 19: Check out the technical info on the SuperCam (https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/supercam/for-scientists/) and Sherloc (https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/sherloc/for-scientists/