The Natural History Museum in London has unveiled a giant replica of Mars to mark the recent arrival of NASA's Perseverance rover on the red planet.
The seven-meter-wide artwork is suspended from the ceiling in the Hintze Hall and was created by UK artist Luke Jerram. It features artwork from previous NASA missions and has been placed there in tribute to the rover's landing on Mars after a seven-month journey from Earth. While there, it will search for traces of past microbial life, and scientists from the museum are working with NASA and the European Space Agency to advise on rock and soil sample collection.