Three landing sites were shortlisted from the 2020 Mars mission. The mission aims to retrieve sample rocks from the red planet and return them to Earth.
Michael Meyer, the lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, revealed how the space agency chooses where to land on the Red Planet on Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco.
NASA’s next rover mission to planet Mars might be slated for 2020, but that hasn’t stopped the space agency from choosing an appropriate landing site. Surprisingly, rather than getting suggestions from one of their many scientists, NASA is getting suggestions from a teenager.