Perseverance rover, Ingenuity helicopter, and the search for ancient life on Mars
Anderson Cooper reports on the nerve-wracking Mars landing of the rover Perseverance, the painstaking process of launching the tiny helicopter Ingenuity, and the extraordinary images the two have already sent back to Earth.

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  • Phehello Motlhake
    Phehello Motlhake

    I’m going to leave this comment here for my unborn kids to one day see what their young adult dad was fascinated by

  • Deen

    Even in NSA worker are Chinese mean they are the Smartest people in Earth 🌎

  • Deep One
    Deep One

    Perseverance is Chinese or American Rover ? How come the head of the landing team is a young Chinese? I think the US should decouple by sending back all the Chinese talents in Nasa and make it an all American & Indian team, the latter being its the appendage, if possible.

  • Ruben Rodriguez
    Ruben Rodriguez


  • Brian Stears
    Brian Stears

    This is the best 60 an company video in ages

  • JustMatty80

    Why aren't they immediately sending the copter for a closer view of all the anomalous (albeit eroded) structures which could prove previous civilization? What a colossal waste of money looking at rocks and craters they already know are there and have been imaging multiple times since the 1970s...

  • ruse mode
    ruse mode

    This video felt one minute long

  • The Hand's Gaming Community
    The Hand's Gaming Community

    We have so many humanitarian issues and more important issues than investing in this.

  • Pendulous Testicularis
    Pendulous Testicularis

    Pointless nonsense.


    60-minutes, you are so, so wrong. You told me NOTHING a year ago 🤷 So shut it!

  • Orius Nicolas
    Orius Nicolas

    Suppose there were or are traces of life on Mars the way we don't know it. How are we gonna be able to figure it out? My point is we know the ingredients of life on earth: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur and then we need a source of energy. Does it have to be that way everywhere? The universe is vast. How can we determine that there are indeed traces of life somewhere if that life is made of completely different ingredients?

  • Orius Nicolas
    Orius Nicolas

    Science and space exploration is wonderful and captivating. But no thank you, I ain't going to Mars on a one-way trip for nobody. Look at this barren, bone-dry, desolate place!

  • Brancaalice

    They did not find what looking for, water, but they only move around small space so far, it like landing in the middle of ocean in earth and thinking it is water planet. Or landing a Sahaara desert and thinking earth is made of sand. There is life there, they did not detect them cause few space is covered. Eventually as their cover more space it will be find.

  • Deadstick

    $85 MILLION, just so some nerd can fly an RC Helicopter on Mars?! Sorry Space Nerds, but I do love Space and watch the ISS fly over quite often, but isn't this going a bit too far?!

  • Michael Phillips
    Michael Phillips

    "Mimi Hong" makes me wonder how the Chinese acquired the technology to design the exact same rover😏🤨🙄

  • Steve Jefferson
    Steve Jefferson

    what a lot of waffle

  • edo edo
    edo edo

    "... How to look for life that may not be life as you know it?... We never had to do that before... We never had to ask the question... We are going to have to conceive of it as life as we don't know it..." - - Ken Farley, NASA. For me, this is a profound, key concept in Humanity's fragile attempts in the infinite expanding universe. I will guess it is more important just to acknowledge the presence of another form of some life. Also: even if life is not detected, that in no way does not mean there is no other life in an infinite universe containing endless numbers of galaxies. Sure, worry... But it is the deepest folly considering our universe to rule out other life. The mathematics indicates probable extraterrestrial life....

  • The Gospel Messenger
    The Gospel Messenger

    The gospel by which we're SAVED. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJV)(1) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the GOSPEL (good news) which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; (2) By which also ye are SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain (self). (3) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that CHRIST DIED for our SINS according to the scriptures; (4) And that he was BURIED, and that he ROSE AGAIN the THIRD DAY according to the scriptures. READ, UNDERSTAND, BELIEVE (from the heart by FAITH) and be SAVED

  • john john
    john john

    If anything interesting - move away

  • john john
    john john

    Ha ha sand on a shaky table

  • john john
    john john

    9 years of work for a drone You can buy one for under $1000

  • john john
    john john

    NO *AIR* NO *LIFT*

  • john john
    john john

    For life on other planets look no further than this very Studio CLUE - GUY WITH WHITE HAIR

  • john john
    john john

    Where NASA rovers continually let us down: No *ground penetrating radar* OR drone to do a *recce* *poor cameras* *appauling zoom* _et al_ resolution *Some scattered seeds would be nice to see if they sprouted.* _For the children_ What about a *spare battery for perseverence's to be replaced remotely?* Why not leave a *mirror* so we can *bounce a laser off it.* Finally, if it had its own mobile or YT Channel it could *randomly send photos to subs* so u feel u are taking part and children (who believe in this crap) could send *good luck messages* Come to think of it they don't spend much on tech do they a good mobile phone is *under $1000* OR do much *science* as they purport to do!

  • SandyRiverBlue

    I'm going to bet that any life that they find will be similar to ours- DNA or RNA with accessory structures and organelles.

  • Ed

    And if they find evidence that life existed will they tell us?

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    April Watson

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  • Nick Ngunjiri
    Nick Ngunjiri

    Asians are top NASA engineers

  • Kayla Grace
    Kayla Grace

    Absolutely amazing...

  • Tom

    Alien spacecraft proof is all right here (we’re the aliens) lol

  • Phillp Small
    Phillp Small

    What happens if they bring life to earth and can't control it?

  • Robert Gillespie
    Robert Gillespie

    And they let that liberal Silver Spoon host 60 minutes. WTF??

  • Robert Gillespie
    Robert Gillespie

    Does anyone see any "Black Lives Matter" geniuses sitting in NASA?? Wonder why? #1/6/21

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    นาย ปัญญา ฤกษ์สกุลชัย

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  • Greg Henry
    Greg Henry

    86,871 kilometers per hour Mars revolves or orbits around the Sun once every 1.88 Earth years, or once every 686.93 Earth days. Mars travels at an average speed of 53,979 miles per hour or 86,871 kilometers per hour in its orbit around the Sun. 828,000 km/hr. Yes, the Sun - in fact, our whole solar system - orbits around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. We are moving at an average velocity of 828,000 km/hr. But even at that high rate, it still takes us about 230 million years to make one complete orbit around the Milky Way! How can a rocket land on Mars if it's moving far faster than the rocket itself, Ppl seek God and Don't be decieved by these liars, they are liars, did you know the outer crown of the sun is call corona, speed of light in a vacuum, are injections you fools, c/12 check it out.

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  • mark anderson
    mark anderson

    and shocker......a few more billions of tax payer dollars and we still find nothing... just to keep a few people at JPL and NASA many more of these vehicles do we send to tell us there are no signs of life, past or present, on Mars...I mean we do get some really cool videos of rocks and dirt.

    • Sakke00

      These tests are pawing the way for the future manned mars missions and eventual colonisation. This is a long term investment.

    • mark anderson
      mark anderson

      @Mudkip909 jobs programs

    • Mudkip909

      More like: and shocker...hundreds of billions of dollars to the military and fight nothing

  • A Formoso
    A Formoso

    These Mars Exploration per se is another hype of governments like it was with the race to the Moon. Why do countries like US, UAE and China spend those resources for "research" which would take up to 2030 for only "research" purposes. I mean people use the funds and monies on Carbon Capture to reduce carbon in Earth than keep doing this stupid astro hypes that has not done anything since 70s. Mars has no atmosphere so building there is even worst idea than carbon capture. People think wisely and stop being like spectating cows! 2030 is not a hype. We can feel and see the effect of global warming already. Every year is getting worst heat on summers, stronger storms, and even worsening freezing winters. #humanextinction

  • MisteR MeagorTheCruel
    MisteR MeagorTheCruel

    Booooo this!

  • Mike R
    Mike R

    great video,thanks for sharing

  • TheRobbyK

    85 million dollars.... come on. It can’t really cost that much.


    Come on guys you mean that tiny helicopter cost 85 millions dollars are you kidding me. Okay if that little thing cost that much then how much will it cost to reach Mars and Why does it take such hug money to build it.🤷‍♂️

    • Mudkip909

      It’s called research and development

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    Duval Betty

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  • Josh

    2:25 birds aren't real

  • J.R. Watts
    J.R. Watts

    You won't tell us if you found aliens on Mars stop

  • ji Steve
    ji Steve

    Subtitles please. For the deaf and immigrants.

  • mike reynolds
    mike reynolds

    We know your secrets Cooper.

  • Jake E.
    Jake E.

    Oh look, a planted CIA agent for mainstream media is hosting a report for NASA, a government information control agency. That's a surprise.

  • kingkill33

    I got my name on that bad boy!

    • Mudkip909


  • MrSunKin

    quick nerd question, mars 2.5x less gravity approx than earth but only 1% atmospheric density, what is the proportion of how much lift you actually need considering the gravitational field exerted on an object is much lower? edit: i no longer trust hummingbirds

    • Mudkip909

      Yeah hummingbirds are sus. They drink some kind of nectar. Who knows what’s that’s made of! /s

  • Matthew Patrick
    Matthew Patrick

    First, let's define "aliens" as "beings capable of making moral choices, having intellect, emotion, and a will." Next, a few scientific facts: 1. Men have sent spacecraft to nearly every planet in our solar system. After observing these planets, we have ruled out all but Mars and possibly a moon of Jupiter as being able to support life. 2. In 1976, the U.S.A. sent two landers to Mars. Each had instruments that could dig into the Martian sand and analyze it for any sign of life. They found absolutely nothing. In contrast, if you analyzed soil from the most barren desert on earth or the most frozen dirt in Antarctica, you would find it teeming with micro-organisms. In 1997, the U.S.A. sent Pathfinder to the surface of Mars. This rover took more samples and conducted many more experiments. It also found absolutely no sign of life. Since that time, several more missions to Mars have been launched. The results have always been the same. 3. Astronomers are constantly finding new planets in distant solar systems. Some propose that the existence of so many planets proves that there must be life somewhere else in the universe. The fact is that none of these has ever been proven to be anything close to a life-supporting planet. The tremendous distance between Earth and these planets makes it impossible to make any judgments regarding their ability to sustain life. Knowing that Earth alone supports life in our solar system, evolutionists want very badly to find another planet in another solar system to support the notion that life must have evolved. There are many other planets out there, but we certainly do not know enough about them to verify that they could support life. So, what does the Bible say? The earth and mankind are unique in God's creation. Genesis 1 teaches that God created the earth before He even created the sun, the moon, or the stars. Acts 17:24, 26 states that "the God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands-he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live." Originally, mankind was without sin, and everything in the world was "very good" (Genesis 1:31). When the first man sinned (Genesis 3), the result was problems of all sorts, including sickness and death. Even though animals have no personal sin before God (they are not moral beings), they still suffer and die (Romans 8:19-22). Jesus Christ died to remove the punishment that we deserve for our sin. When He returns, He will undo the curse that has existed since Adam (Revelation 21"22). Note that Romans 8:19-22 states that all of creation eagerly waits for this time. It is important to also note that Christ came to die for mankind and that He died only once (Hebrews 7:27; 9:26-28; 10:10). If all of creation now suffers under the curse, any life apart from the earth would also suffer. If, for the sake of argument, moral beings do exist on other planets, then they also suffer; and if not now, then someday they will surely suffer when everything passes away with a great noise and the elements melt with fervent heat (2 Peter 3:10). If they had never sinned, then God would be unjust in punishing them. But if they had sinned, and Christ could die only once (which He did on earth), then they are left in their sin, which would also be contrary to the character of God (2 Peter 3:9). This leaves us with an unsolvable paradox-unless, of course, there are no moral beings outside of the earth. What about non-moral and non-sentient life forms on other planets? Could algae or even dogs and cats be present on an unknown planet? Presumably so, and it would not do any real harm to any biblical text. But it would certainly prove problematic when trying answer questions like "Since all of creation suffers, what purpose would God have in creating non-moral and non-sentient creatures to suffer on distant planets?" In conclusion, the Bible gives us no reason to believe that there is life elsewhere in the universe. In fact, the Bible gives us several key reasons why there cannot be. Yes, there are many strange and unexplainable things that take place. There is no reason, though, to attribute these phenomena to aliens or UFOs. If there is a discernable cause to these supposed events, it is likely to be spiritual, and more specifically, demonic, in origin.

    • Keloot

      the bible is just a book . the bible is pointless for anything

  • Photography & Film Buses Trains Trucks Tameside.
    Photography & Film Buses Trains Trucks Tameside.

    “ Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.” - Leonardo da Vinci

    • alfred dreamer
      alfred dreamer

      I’m not sure about that. People seem to love or hate things all the time without understanding them, but I respect his opinion. I guess it depends on to how much they understand something.

  • chevon1920

    What if they DO find fossils in that lake bed, that would be AMAZING!!!

  • Larry Dane
    Larry Dane

    good job

  • Lewis River
    Lewis River

    Why we don't see no pictures of aliens from Mars 🤣

  • 张年华

    who is this lady , and where did she come from ? India or China ?

  • michael banda
    michael banda

    Well done to the Project Team

  • Santino Bellabono
    Santino Bellabono

    No stars

  • Andy Lumeh, River of Life, Rev. 22;1, John 4; 14
    Andy Lumeh, River of Life, Rev. 22;1, John 4; 14

    Rover... Jesus Christ is Lord, The people sitting in darkness have seen a great light. Mt. 4: 16. (C) 2021, Andy Lumeh ministries Evangelism London, to instruct their parliament God's wisdom.

  • Can Lehr
    Can Lehr

    That was a good video

  • Festus Eseigbe
    Festus Eseigbe

    This is history and I witnessed it ☺️ Humans from further centuries will use this video in their elementary science classes. Something so technologically sophisticated and maiden for this time. Wow

  • Osir isrex
    Osir isrex

    Technically Ingenuity is the first “powered flight” on another planet. The first flights were made by the Soviet Venera craft on Venus

  • Dwayne E. Towns
    Dwayne E. Towns

    Man that's freaking amazing! I mean I've been keeping up with the perseverance Ingenuity Mars mission but now man!! the complexity of this amazing small robotic machine has me keeping up with updates! Go! NASA JPL!

  • spock

    Football field is the dumbest measurement ever

    • Mudkip909

      Well it’s used for perspective, kinda like Toyota corollas or elephants

  • Liam

    Tesla already working on his model now I bet

  • Liam

    8:22 Battery running low lololol

  • ssempija emmanuel
    ssempija emmanuel

    But what device is taking pictures and videos showing the rover and the helicopter

  • Ash Pollen
    Ash Pollen

    Atmospheric pressure on Mars (allegedly...) 0.006 atm. This is well in excess of 70,000ft equivalent pressure on earth. And you all think they are flying a helicopter around Mars!!! 🤔 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Utter, utter morons, go grab your convax!

    • Ash Pollen
      Ash Pollen

      @Apocalips quotes Wikipedia! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Mudkip909

      Ash I lost hope in you.

    • Apocalips

      feel free to add your findings to

  • Jacob Williams
    Jacob Williams

    this is a drone not a helicopter you tards wtf lol

  • Steve N.I.C.E
    Steve N.I.C.E

    This is all cgi ppl wake up and open eyes we are the center of the universe nothing else exists outside of earth space is fake

    • Mudkip909

      Feel free to add your findings, flattard.


    No air on Mars nothing can fly. Fantasy just showing the Gobi desert

    • Apocalips

  • Nick Saldana
    Nick Saldana

    Could you imagine if we found another planet with humans on it? Omg I would lose my mind.

    • alfred dreamer
      alfred dreamer

      I heard from a science tv report, that there’s some kind of sonic satellite device that’s sending a message into space welcoming space travelers to Earth. I’m not sure if that’s a good idea or not, but the thought of travelers from outer space is fascinating.

    • alfred dreamer
      alfred dreamer

      Especially if they were intelligent and had an advanced society etc.. But even if not, it would still be amazing.

  • Hector G
    Hector G

    Who really believes this😂😂😭 we haven’t made it out are dome

    • Apocalips

      feel free to add your amazing knowledge to the open source ..

  • Ken James9911
    Ken James9911


  • Dejan Nedic
    Dejan Nedic

    1 year old kid knows that helicopter can't fly on Mars! So funny how they lies for year nobody ever left the earth! Nasa is same as Hollywood !

    • Dejan Nedic
      Dejan Nedic

      @Apocalips fake not legit info same as video made on earth nobody ever left earth space...I would be more happy then any ...that all of this is truth ! NASA IS JUST other name of Hollywood. Us military they do have that tech that can go anywhere alien's tech from 1947 and they know exactly what's going on so they let Nasa and Fake Elon to make people more stupid

    • Apocalips

      feel free to add your one year old kid knowledge to the open source channel..

  • Joshua Kitano
    Joshua Kitano

    The little flying drone flying was pretty cute, as much as an inanimate object can be anyway

  • Todd Devress
    Todd Devress

    Elon is going to be on mars in 3 years, they should just ask him to bring back the tubes

  • Jacob Krewson
    Jacob Krewson

    Ah Anderson Cooper. My favorite CIA shill.

  • Ben TheNomad
    Ben TheNomad

    A project run by Chinese

  • rdizzo1313

    More digital animations and same dirt but a slightly different color... Congrats!

    • rdizzo1313

      @James Ross Truth is out Funny how they all want to talk about it now. 60 minutes is a few years behind....

    • James Ross Truth is out
      James Ross Truth is out

      no doubt brother no doubt about it

  • Day Late Gamer With Will
    Day Late Gamer With Will

    8:21 Your Battery is running low

  • Leonard Fabila
    Leonard Fabila

    All good NASA in brainwashing could perseverance take a selfie like in the photo without any equipment or someone to operate behinds the camera...where did they get that's not attached to perseverance...

  • sukhdeep singh
    sukhdeep singh

    Air density is thin but gravity is also less

  • sukhdeep singh
    sukhdeep singh

    I believe there was life on mars a few thousand years ago. But it could be found digging under the surface, I think.

  • BlueTick252


  • A user
    A user

    13 minutes should be their new name. Who’s in agreement?

  • wickedtoast

    may 2021 literally everybody is vaccinated, and they still sit 15 feet from each other for a interview.... wtf? will the covid cult ever go away?

    • wickedtoast

      @My Earth the 2 people and im sure the entire crew is vaccinated. you really are brain washed and its kinda sad actually.

    • wickedtoast

      @My Earth yeah thats why the cdc says its fine to not wear them if you have been vaccinated....theres been like 10 recorded cases of ppl being infected twice. in the entire world....

    • My Earth
      My Earth

      Not everyone is vaccinated. Literally. Also, you can be vaccinated and still catch and spread the virus to someone who may or may not be vaccinated.

  • Balrog93

    NASA would hide life on mars

  • Scott Holden
    Scott Holden

    Wondering why they'd be showing us that super secret hummingbird spy cam *LAWNMOWER ENGINE STARTS* oh that's why they don't use it

  • Harry rodriguez
    Harry rodriguez

    The Chinese mad it there too. Hopefully we get some real facts from Mars now.

  • James Ross Truth is out
    James Ross Truth is out

    Why does this reporter look 80 years old and have not one line on his forehead? Is it because he’s face is plastic, desperate times at 60 minutes 😂😂

  • James Ross Truth is out
    James Ross Truth is out

    Persevering to absolutely no where! You can’t pass the firmament in the sky! You lying pricks

    • James Ross Truth is out
      James Ross Truth is out

      @My Earth enjoy the red pill mate

    • James Ross Truth is out
      James Ross Truth is out

      It’s funny how you think I’m the cult member! Little do you know 😂 you look into the Chrystal ball every time you watch main stream science! FOOL

    • My Earth
      My Earth

      James is a perfect example of a cult member. Don't be like James.

  • Edmund Davis
    Edmund Davis

    Is that a pyramid

  • Intergalactic Smartass
    Intergalactic Smartass


  • swod1

    They pulled out A-Coop for this one!

  • Ash Pollen
    Ash Pollen

    Hahahaha! Gobsmacked how many sheep believe all this BS. God help you all!

    • Ash Pollen
      Ash Pollen

      @Why I'm the Clown? Stop looking in the mirror idiot

  • mnotho khuluse
    mnotho khuluse

    Why haven’t they sent perseverance to the moon?

  • Arrowhead Fred
    Arrowhead Fred

    Anderson Cooper is a racist !

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