The Perseverance Rover officially landed on Mars in February 2021. A big congratulations to the NASA team. The Perseverance Rover landed in the Jezero Crater and will be exploring Mars to search for any signs of ancient life and to better understand the geology of Mars. NASA chose Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover landing site because the scientists believe the area was once filled with water billions of years ago. The Jezero Crater is 45 kilometers (28 miles) wide and is at the north of the Martian equator. The mission of the Perseverance Rover is to collect and store rocks and soil samples that could be returned to Earth in the Future. 

In celebration of the Mars Perseverance Rover landing, we have created a VR project of the surface of Mars using a 360º photo from a previous NASA mission. You can immerse yourself in the Martian landscape, with a Mars Exploration Rover right next to you. Click on the information markers to learn more about Mars and the NASA Rover missions or view it in VR-mode using a mobile VR headset or cardboard. Travel to the surface of Mars today. 

 

Content Credit: NASA