The object, a rover dubbed "Perseverance," launched back in July of 2020, and it is now closing in on the red planet.
As our cosmic neighbor and as a destination Mars continues to captivate our imagination both as scientist and explorers
Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator
The rover will complete its six-month-long journey on February 18 and will be landing in what is known as the Jezero Crater, which will be the most dangerous spot on Mars NASA has attempted to land on.
The rover is on a mission to search for signs of ancient life on the red planet, as previous NASA missions have discovered evidence that Mars once hosted running water before becoming a frozen desert.