The Empire State Building Illuminated for Mars Perseverance

In New York City, the Empire State Building illuminated in red to celebrate the landing on Mars of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith.

Image Credit: NASA/Emma Howells
Editor: Yvette Smith