NASA’s rover successfully landed on Mars at 3:55 p.m. ET (12:55 p.m. PT) on Thursday, touching down in Jezero crater, the site of a former lake and river delta. The 2,260-pound rover will putter about the Red Planet for the next two years searching for evidence that it once harbored microscopic life. The Perseverance, which is now the fifth rover to reach the Martian surface, is one of three missions to arrive at the planet this month along with the UAE’s Hope probe and China’s Tianwen-1 mission.