Exploration is what humanity does. It’s in our nature. We’ve explored our planet and one day we hope to leave Earth to first explore the solar system, and then the stars. But first we must learn how. And if Perseverance is successful and finds evidence for ancient Martian life, it will tell us something enormous about the universe waiting for us.
Let’s hope that NASA chalks up another mark in the win column. I know that I’ll be holding my breath during those seven scary minutes.