The Martian dust devil sounds quieter than the ones on Earth, since the thin atmosphere makes for more muted sounds and less forceful wind, researchers say.
China's rover will stay in the lander for a few days of diagnostic tests before rolling down a ramp to thr icy Utopia Planitia area on Mars.
Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out “Dare Mighty Things” in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot parachute.
The rover will examine an ancient river delta called Jezero Crater for signs of bygone microscopic life.
The most advanced robotic astrobiology lab ever flown to another world is nearing the end of its seven-month, 293-million-mile journey.
Perseverance, the biggest and most sophisticated Mars rover ever built, will bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth around 2031.
Surrounded by white men on a daily basis, Farah Alibay is committed to increasing diversity and the visibility of women in her field.
The Curiosity rover has given NASA plenty to celebrate.