• The viral Mars Perseverance rover video going around is fake

    NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has already accomplished tremendous things. But, just days after a dramatic landing in the Martian desert, the rover hasn’t started rumbling great distances around the red planet.

    Yet a viral video circulating on Twitter — already viewed 17.1 million times as of Feb. 20 from just one account (there are millions more views elsewhere) — presents a different, bogus story.

    The video, which also includes deceiving audio, shows what appears to be panorama imagery captured by the Mars Curiosity rover. This NASA rover landed on Mars in 2012, and has since traveled over 15 miles of rocky terrain. Over the years, Curiosity has captured a plethora of rich, vivid Mars imagery. Read more…
    More about Mars, Science, and Space

    Join the Discussion

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Back to top