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Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt yet for signs of ancient life on Mars.

The spacecraft will blaze into the Martian atmosphere at some 12,000 miles per hour and attempt to lower the Perseverance Rover in the rocky Jezero Crater, home to a dried-up river delta scientists think could have harbored life. Perseverance will comb the area for signs of life and collect samples for possible return to Earth. Traveling onboard is a four-pound helicopter that will conduct a series of test flights-the first on another planet.

During its journey, Perseverance will also test technology designed to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, in hopes that the gas could be used for fuel-or for humans to breathe-on future missions.

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Nizaam Moses
Nizaam Moses Prieš 14 minučių
Humans are destroyers!!!! We cannot even fix so many things wrong here. Earth is already in a crisis coz of man, now we looking to do the same to Mars
harold hahn
harold hahn Prieš 2 val
After all the global warming fraud, who would believe anything NASA tells us?
Richard Striebich
Richard Striebich Prieš 6 val
The One And only SPACE X
Law of One
Law of One Prieš 9 val
NASA IS A JOKE. The International Secret Space Program landed on Mars May 22nd 1962, here's footage: lttown.info/baby/uXumrryN3Lusrmc/vaizdo-ra-as
Robert Kazinczy
Robert Kazinczy Prieš 15 val
Why are american tv programmes are so annoying? They treat the viewers like idiots.
Mamadou van Leijen
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MD. MEHEDI HASAN Prieš 20 val
Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson Prieš 22 val
Funny how nothing ever breaks on mars. Not the rockets, not the rover, none of the equipment. Funny how the constant communication is never interrupted but you can't walk out into the woods without losing your cell signal. These lying nazi's!!!
Gavin Whitcombe
Gavin Whitcombe Prieš 22 val
with a half decent zoom lens you can see flying ship activity around the moon...
minami aceofhartz
minami aceofhartz Prieš 22 val
better not bring anything related to the Species movie here
Yona hime-sama
Yona hime-sama Prieš 23 val
How about planting trees in mars -
Truthseeker1963 Prieš 23 val
Definitely science fiction
ghost_7204 aguilar
ghost_7204 aguilar Prieš 23 val
What if we where mmuty plant people and mars was are earth and earth was are mars
White Island
White Island Prieš dieną
A Waste of time and Money.We have Anti Gravity Machines right here on Earth...Do your work here.........................
jerichf1 Prieš dieną
Do u guys have a app
John Yu
John Yu Prieš dieną
Still incredible and unbelievable that they pulled this off without a hitch.
Louis Sidnell
Louis Sidnell Prieš dieną
So them tubes ain’t got Eny trays off humanity on
Nara Prieš dieną
Wait a minute who was taking the footage of landing on the moon and then the footage of them leaving going back to Earth who is taking that footage? ???
Amber Lance
Amber Lance Prieš dieną
*good lookin' for space germs* *forever lockdowns*
Wayne Young
Wayne Young Prieš 2 dienas
You people believe this? They say they can carry plenty of cameras but cant carry a microscope? You know they're in a desert.
Perry Prieš 2 dienas
Sure..bring the pathogens back..we'll study them here.. Seems reasonable to me
Ding Dong
Ding Dong Prieš 2 dienas
There is no land in Mars
kelly thomas
kelly thomas Prieš 3 dienas
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Roniel Carbonel
Roniel Carbonel Prieš 3 dienas
Atan kayo nga ang Alliden.
Go Dice
Go Dice Prieš 3 dienas
They'll find an amoeba on Mars and claim this single-cell organism proves life exists on Mars, but a full-term baby in the womb is not a life.
R “El Guapo” G
R “El Guapo” G Prieš 3 dienas
And they can't cure cancer? WTF!
LJ Re Prieš 3 dienas
Tafadzwa Kototsi
Tafadzwa Kototsi Prieš 3 dienas
Love the cultural diversity 🤞🏻
zaddy Prieš 3 dienas
Love seeing my people invloved in the process man👌🏾
Derek g
Derek g Prieš 3 dienas
Damn nasa worker driving a scooter to work
Colorado Rocky
Colorado Rocky Prieš 3 dienas
I think we have seen enough of this dead planet. There are other planets we need to be pursuing if we are looking for life.
DARREL X Prieš 3 dienas
You need much much more than just C.H.O.P.E.S. You need information and the complex biological mechanisms to interpret it and build accordingly. So how does information get created by a blind and dumb watchmaker? You guys have a lot of faith in natural processes that is blind but can create an eye etc. There are none so blind who will not see...
Jun Pineda Jr.
Jun Pineda Jr. Prieš 4 dienas
And yet we could not find solutions to ailments that afflicts mankind since we humans began to exist,now this global pandemic COVID 19 SARS 2,,but we continue to spend money and time on this stupid,futile,senseless effort.Truly we humans have our priorities screwed.😋😛😜🤪😝🤑🤗👎👎👎👎😈👺👹🤬🤡😠💩😡☠😤💀🥱😫👿😭😱
Johnny Explorer India
Johnny Explorer India Prieš 4 dienas
Woww I am so excited to know about "Mars" 💓💓💓 Good luck for Life 👬
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Qksrhpl rhpl Prieš 4 dienas
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3 mOn3y Prieš 4 dienas
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Bubbles Prieš 4 dienas
We could put life on Mars if we wanted.
Bubbles Prieš 2 dienas
@Hawk It's closer to Earth too. I was just thinking you know, you got Bezos, Branson, and Musk who want to go to the Moon, Mars, etc. It's like a race now, which one of the three will make it out of orbit first.
Hawk Prieš 3 dienas
The moon would be easier due to magma tubes
PHYSICS PLANET Prieš 4 dienas
Nice one...
Bigbodylikechevy Prieš 4 dienas
Theory alert what if humans did live one mars and all the other planets but humans ruin everything just like how we are doing with earth and many many many years ago we left mars for earth which would mean humans are terrible if that is tru
Frans Bakker
Frans Bakker Prieš 4 dienas
I can't understand that the media on this world, who's job it is to check govermentagencies, doesn't investigate these mission properly, because anyone who is willing to invest some proper time in these images they presenting the public will and can see that we are bieng fiooled Big time and for decades. There is Life present on Mars but they hide it with their protective layer of the truth. Neil Armstrong told us about it in his 1994 25e anniversary speech of the Moonlanding, so there could even be life on the Moon too !
Truth an not fiction Truth
Truth an not fiction Truth Prieš 4 dienas
Mars is a light source. You can't land on it.
lovelyrosebw Prieš 4 dienas
Idk if bringing martian samples back to earth is a good idea, what it some of those samples effect humanity negatively should it be exposed to humans, Mars is fascinating but I think Mars should stay on Mars and humans can eventually study the samples there once we get there
C S Prieš 4 dienas
If we only find bowls, dino bones and things like that on mars this 'civilisation' was not able to visit earth long time ago....🤔
John Depaul
John Depaul Prieš 4 dienas
That dude an his dog is pretty creepy
John Depaul
John Depaul Prieš 4 dienas
Life on mars has been over for thousands of years only life there is us now
-Femmy- Prieš 5 dienų
Just think. After we completely discover Mars. We are going to look at every planet In out galaxy until we find something
Renee Souder
Renee Souder Prieš 5 dienų
"The cleanest thing we've ever sent to another planet..."? Uhh? What does that mean? I found it a very telling statement to make.
Kobus Riekert
Kobus Riekert Prieš 4 dienas
Kobus Riekert
Kobus Riekert Prieš 4 dienas
Kobus Riekert
Kobus Riekert Prieš 4 dienas
Kobus Riekert
Kobus Riekert Prieš 4 dienas
Kobus Riekert
Kobus Riekert Prieš 4 dienas
BryDuhBikeGuy Prieš 5 dienų
I really have to ask:Why do you expect to find signs of Martian life in a Crater that's not volcanic,but made from impact?It seems pointless really.Anything there would've been incinerated,except whatever impacted and shattered?
Denmark Prieš 5 dienų
This is a ads hell
ARZU X Prieš 5 dienų
absolute croc nice 3D renders thought. great camera movements positions only possible in a 3d software haha
محمد السعودي
محمد السعودي Prieš 5 dienų
كذبين ومحدش طلع برا الارض ..يَا مَعْشَرَ الْجِنِّ وَالإِنسِ إِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَن تَنفُذُوا مِنْ أَقْطَارِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ فَانفُذُوا لا تَنفُذُونَ إِلاَّ بِسُلْطَانٍ فَبِأَيِّ آلاء رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ يُرْسَلُ عَلَيْكُمَا شُوَاظٌ مِّن نَّارٍ وَنُحَاسٌ فَلا تَنتَصِرَانِ فَبِأَيِّ آلاء رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
Kamrul Alam
Kamrul Alam Prieš 5 dienų
Great show !!!
KayKay2513 Prieš 5 dienų
Ugh this stuff is so exciting! I wish I was smart enough to have a part in it. Maybe I'll just make dumbed down tiktoks on it for others like me.
Lisa Smyth
Lisa Smyth Prieš 5 dienų
GCI B/S.... thieving liars!...
Kim Sand
Kim Sand Prieš 5 dienų
First we need to get to the moon before we can go to Mars
Team NPL
Team NPL Prieš 5 dienų
Hii, i am not a scientist but, anyone can use their common sense, if mars was past and earth's is present that means future is venus and mercury ahead.. this will make sense if u think about the heat that sun gives as its decreasing with time...
G Prieš 5 dienų
They’re looking for life when we have undeniable evidence of UAP on the other hand 🤔
Allan Jacildo
Allan Jacildo Prieš 5 dienų
Michael Wells
Michael Wells Prieš 6 dienų
You call it a job and work. Omg come into the real world
Yoda Goat
Yoda Goat Prieš 6 dienų
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Nicolas Ruvalcaba
Nicolas Ruvalcaba Prieš 6 dienų
I'm not a high school grad but here's my theory. Billions of years ago our Earth wasn't inhabitable and there's a strong possibility that millions of years from now our Earth could go through another cycle of being uninhabitable. So there could be millions of planets that aren't currently Earth like but perhaps they were billions of years ago or maybe they will be billions of years from now. But finding one now that's currently Earth like would be like finding a needle in a million haystacks..
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien Prieš 6 dienų
My number one question is why? NASA spends millions of dollars to send devices to Mars to find microbe fossils? Go feed your homeless people here one Earth.
Frivolous Beatnik
Frivolous Beatnik Prieš 6 dienų
That's not Nasa's purpose-
Dan Teno
Dan Teno Prieš 6 dienų
I imagine life could have started much earlier on Mars then Earth considering accretion takes a long time and Mars is much smaller then Earth.
Kyle Ernst
Kyle Ernst Prieš 6 dienų
We cannot even determine is life in the womb is human...
john greco
john greco Prieš 6 dienų
maybe mars drifted away from the sun over time
Earlyzozixyz Earlyzozixyz
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hendi 8999
hendi 8999 Prieš 6 dienų
Jim Braun
Jim Braun Prieš 6 dienų
With some 500K people living there now I don't think it would be hard .
Frivolous Beatnik
Frivolous Beatnik Prieš 6 dienų
Andrea Brown
Andrea Brown Prieš 7 dienų
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Noel Johnson
Noel Johnson Prieš 7 dienų
Among many potential factors in the decision to land this rover on mars (Hypothetical landing let’s say), it should have been considered that Mars may exist in its relatively close orbital position to earth’s as a deliberate warning regarding dangers which could impact earth or potentially already did. Or it is a symbol of how the earth appears to have changed due to mars/earth interactions. Since I am discussing risks, let me list a few. Do not presume to surmise more of my developing assessments/opinions. The momentum of those should be surprising to some. What if Mars is the planet which some scientists have theorized impact the early earth, increasing the size, spin, and magnetic field of the earth, as well as possibly creating the earth’s moon. It has been argued that all of these outcomes may have impacted the evolution and long term viability of life on earth. One might be concerned about current and/or future life on Mars. Sarcasm: “Whoops, sorry we crashed into your planet killing your magnetic field and thining out your atmosphere, we decided to come poke around and investigate the possibility of seeding what you have left with our life forms. These are things vital to consider and every respectful action should be taken to communicate with Mars.
ijams sum
ijams sum Prieš 7 dienų
The NASA science experiment for the search for life early on found life on Mars but was denied by NASA because they realized the money for the search for life would end ! You never get the truth from govt. agencies with so many agendas on going ! A rover with a 90 day lifetime lasted 10 years did anyone notice ? Early the first year the solar panels were caked with dust and suddenly they became pristeen and gleeming clean and NASA said the wind did it ? I took my truck for a 80 mph car wash but it did nothing hum ? Leaks from insiders said we have a secret space fleet and a base on Mars so it could be the rover got clean by people there as indicated ! The rover selfie photo showed not one speck of dirt or dust on the panels so what is the most plausible explanation folks , there are people there as indicated ! Other leaks tell of UFO technologies have been back engineered and also ET contact was successful and we traded for UFO technology also ! The truth of life in our universe and solar system has been amazing yet we are told fiction and using old NASA rocket technology so the public will not question things ! In the mean time secret sci fi like technologies are secretly used in our solar system and beyond ! There are 3 human colonies known by whistle blowers , one on our Moon and one on Mars and the Germans operate the big colony on the dwarf planet Ceres in the ort cloud kuiper belt area ! The pentagons money game to get money to support the secret space fleet and colonies is now the UFO fake threat scheme to congress and another 911 is planned using UFO technology in a attack on US Navy ships to get huge monies from congress !
dyycyucdu Prieš 6 dienų
Noel Johnson
Noel Johnson Prieš 7 dienų
STOP THIS NOW. Let me add the word please if you think it is relevant. The variety of motivations which may have contributed to (from any and all sources) what I am seeing and hearing are significant. I am awake on this channel let us have further communications, please.
Herman Arnold
Herman Arnold Prieš 7 dienų
Angelica Kendal
Angelica Kendal Prieš 7 dienų
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Galecia Allen F
Galecia Allen F Prieš 7 dienų
Really...sooo no telling what will happen on this venture..GOD BLESS AMERICA
Brandon Barr
Brandon Barr Prieš 7 dienų
Elon can just bring the samples back
NES088 Prieš 7 dienų
Why are all the normal shots bright and clear in HD, but all the anomaly shots are dark and poor quality?
Aida Payton
Aida Payton Prieš 7 dienų
Someone was nuke mars billions years ago there is was wars in there's . But still have people live in there.
jin lim
jin lim Prieš 7 dienų
how do they know they aren't just playing a video game/simulation and actually controlling stuff on mars lol... literal retarded cattle...
Costach Ricasoz
Costach Ricasoz Prieš 7 dienų
I wonder if on Mars was ever life wich i don t think so....and if there was and NASA will find out i also think cause they will never tell us :) I.m sure cause somewhere in other planets from universe there is still life but bad thing is cause no human can go that far there
Uche Oji
Uche Oji Prieš 7 dienų
Are we alone? Answer - 'we'
Kevin M
Kevin M Prieš 7 dienų
I call BS on this claim they are looking for life! If they was they would not hide, cover up and do everything they can to dismiss everything we see there would be hard pressed or impossible to be explained as natural! When you get down to it they are NOT looking for life and they said so by their own admission when they said the rover is not equipped to test and look for life. So why is it that NOVA wants to push this narrative they are looking for life when they have not sent a single instrument to test for it? Then there is the sample tubes they claim they will bring back to us to be tested. If they are looking for life, why is it that they are coated inside the test tubes so that organic material cannot live, or otherwise be preserved? GIVE US A BREAK AND STOP LYING!
Jenifer Phillips
Jenifer Phillips Prieš 7 dienų
The reality scientists didn't do anything good for humans been, only engineers and technicians did all.
Jenifer Phillips
Jenifer Phillips Prieš 7 dienų
Why you guys it made very complicated huh! Just send the scientist specializes on that collect the dirt, rocks simple. whatever you want, you can have it. And bring back home research it.
CabdulRazaaq Xaaji
CabdulRazaaq Xaaji Prieš 7 dienų
This is what God(Allah) says in the Qur’aan( Islamic book) about what’s happening in this video and many things outside. Qur’aan 4:119 “and I ( the SATAN👿) will lead them( Humans ) astray and I will tempt them with FALSE HOPES and give them MY ORDER so they shall slit the ears of cattle and I will give them my order so they shall ALTER THE CREATION OF ALLAH (God). And whoever takes the Satan as friend instead of Allah HAS INCURRED AN OBVIOUS LOSS.” A Muslim will never wonder what Elon musk is doing because we have a book( Qur’aan) that talks past, present and future. May God guides us. Anyone who has questions about this or Islam, I’ll welcome with sincere heart. Thank you all
Avilio Vanetti
Avilio Vanetti Prieš 7 dienų
It is really risky to bring back samples from Mars back to earth, if unfortunately something goes wrong then the earth might get contaminated. Why don't they conduct research in the space on international space station?
andy olsen, sovereign being.
andy olsen, sovereign being. Prieš 7 dienų
Noel Johnson
Noel Johnson Prieš 8 dienų
Greetings, Not sure which of us actually started that communication, but let’s continue.
Noel Johnson
Noel Johnson Prieš 8 dienų
This is a test should be the conclusion arrived at by anyone watching this presentation. Unless some clear communication has occurred between test giver and others including those being evaluated and/or?, the idea that craft were landed there is a risk too extreme to engage in.
Supenatural Prieš 8 dienų
What if they bring back the next covidi or what if it's even worse ?
n a
n a Prieš 8 dienų
Woke equity crew. Look at the titles of the people they interviewed.. Lol It would have been better to put the white guys who were responsible for the rover in the wokecumentary.
Jehovah Hohenzollern
Jehovah Hohenzollern Prieš 8 dienų
*MIDDLE EASTERN ROYALTY: M.E.S.A. Middle East Sun Agency explains the Sun covered in Sand and 15 more layers of Moon and Sand.*
Walter B.
Walter B. Prieš 8 dienų
No. Man will never find life on Mars because it was never there. If anything remnants of past life might be found on Venus but not Mars.
Walter B.
Walter B. Prieš 6 dienų
@TClan J Topsom Astrophysicists say that our Sun was less dim in the past. As it expends its hydrogen fuel, like it has during the previous billions of years, it’ll grow in size, brightness and temperature. As it does so it’ll push the habitable zone further out than what we have today, toward Mars. If this is correct then the habitable zone was closer to Venus aeons ago, before it had a runaway atmospheric ‘greenhouse’, and therefore would’ve likely had a life-sustaining environment. Personally I believe life was intentionally created on earth.
TClan J Topsom
TClan J Topsom Prieš 6 dienų
@Walter B. A wrong one but go right ahead. I was just pointing out how absurd it is.
Walter B.
Walter B. Prieš 6 dienų
@TClan J Topsom I don’t want to wait for an assessment. I want to come up with a conclusion now.
TClan J Topsom
TClan J Topsom Prieš 7 dienų
Haha you say that with such certainty when you obviously don't have the knowledge and neither does anyone else yet. When a proper assessment has been made you may be able to say that.
Bad Alice
Bad Alice Prieš 8 dienų
Two questions. 1. Why are we not sending life to Mars and establishing it? 2. Why have we still not sent a simple microphone or parabolic dish? If there was some sort of life that chirped, buzzed, or had perhaps some sort of mating call it would be a very easy way to detect it. In addition being able to hear what it sounds like on the surface would be worth the effort weather there is life or not. You send am eyeball, but you send no ear; makes no sense unless you are really not wanting to find life.
MyNameJeff Prieš 8 dienų
I dont mean to sound desperate but marry me diana ;-;
Frivolous Beatnik
Frivolous Beatnik Prieš 6 dienų
Rooting for you pal 🎉
Bennett Wilson
Bennett Wilson Prieš 8 dienų
If you can’t see that as a weird sign lol I’m gonna scroll and bet someone else seen it lol
Bennett Wilson
Bennett Wilson Prieš 8 dienų
45:09 seconds in and I see a fox naturally wind blown in the desert sand!! Look!! It’s so real!!! Like a guard dog!! Omg let me know !! Wow hahaha the human eye is amazing!!!!
Jeff abrams
Jeff abrams Prieš 8 dienų
That cause the aliens took all the water now there here
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