The NASA team working on the Perseverance mission will give its next update at 5:30 p.m. ET today. We will hear from them again Friday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 2 p.m.
We will likely see more images and learn other cool insights the rover has gathered so far. Any information like this will help the rover teams plot out Perseverance's journey through Jezero Crater now that they know exactly where she landed.
While Perseverance is very autonomous, it still needs to talk to teams on Earth before driving on Mars, shooting lasers at rocks or collecting samples.
These teams, with members spread across the globe, will transition to "Mars time," beginning their days about 2 p.m. local time on Mars. For many, especially those at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this means getting up later in the day and working into the night.