Seven minutes of terror’: NASA’s Perseverance will endure a peak heating of 2,370F as it travels 12,000mph through the Mars’ atmosphere before landing on the surface next week

Seven minutes of terror’: NASA’s Perseverance will endure a peak heating of 2,370F as it travels 12,000mph through the Mars’ atmosphere before landing on the surface next week

  • NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars February 18
  • However, it will endure ‘seven minutes of terror’ as it descends to the surface 
  • There will be no communication between the rover and NASA as it lands 
  • This is because radio signals to and from the rover take 10 minutes to travel
  • NASA says that it is possible that the landing could be unsuccessful  

By STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 11:30 EST, 12 February 2021 | UPDATED: 16:11 EST, 12 February 2021

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NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to reach Mars in less than a week, but before it touches down on the Martian surface it will endure a harrowing ‘seven minutes of terror.’

Radio signals sent from NASA and vice versa travel take 10 minutes for either party to make contact, so after the ground team tells Perseverance to descend, the rover takes over and will make the epic journey completely alone.

The spacecraft will shoot through Mars’ atmosphere  moving at 12,000 miles per 

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