The Perseverance Rover
Has spent over a year on Mars since it landed on the red planet's Jezero crater on February 18, 2021.
In A Recent Mission Update
NASA's team handling the rover revealed that Perseverance is parked at a site called Enchanted Lake which is the best possible location to find signs of ancient life
Notably, The Martian Samples
Collected by the rover will be bound for Earth in a few years but Perseverance only has a limited number of tubes
So the rover needs to be "picky" in choosing its sampling site.
In Order To Determine Which Sites
To pick, scientists keep in the mind the kind of rocks that are of the highest priority- those that make up the well-preserved delta located on the western side of Jezero crater.
For The Unversed, The Location
Being a delta filled with water was one of the attributes that made the Jezero crater so appealing to scientists.