‘7 minutes of terror’: NASA reveals final nerve-shredding moments of rover’s descent to Mars (VIDEO)

Footage of the tense

Footage of the tense final moments of NASA landing its Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars has been released by the US space agency, with the clip capturing incredible details of the Red Planet’s rugged terrain.

The rover touched safely down on February 18 after a 300-million-mile voyage from Earth to start its mission to search for signs of ancient microbial life on Mars. The clip released on Monday covers the final few minutes of that incredible journey, as NASA engineers tracked the descent of Perseverance.

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