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A Nasa rover is making its attempt to land on Mars in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could tell whether life ever existed on the red planet.

Perseverance is entering the riskiest part of its landing on Mars at just after 9.45am (NZT) in which flight controllers can only watch as the spacecraft hurtles toward the red planet, long a deathtrap for incoming spacecraft. It takes a nail-biting delay of 11½ minutes for a signal that would confirm success to reach Earth.

 

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