Jezero crater, Mars


Detailed Description

Description: This oblique view looking toward the northwest shows the western rim and floor of Jezero crater, Mars. A river valley cuts through the rim and ends in a fan-shaped delta deposit. The Perseverance Mars rover will land near this delta to search for evidence of past life and collect samples that could be returned to Earth by a later mission. The Mars 2020 spacecraft will carry the same image mosaic used to generate the view shown here onboard and use it to steer itself away from hazards on the surface such as cliffs and dune fields. The seamless mosaic is composed of multiple precisely aligned images from the Context Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and has a resolution of 6 meters per pixel. The large crater on the delta has a diameter of roughly 1km.


Image Dimensions: 5000 x 2956

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Location Taken: US