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Fly By of Jezero Crater and SIM 3464

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This video animates the 1:75,000 scale geologic map of Jezero crater, Mars, which is the landing site for the Mars 2020 mission and Perseverance rover, scheduled to land in February, 2021. This map, created by NASA JPL scientists and supported by USGS, primarily relied onimages from the Context Camera (CTX) instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft.The challenge of creating a geologic map of another planetary body requires scientists to synthesize many different types of information collected from orbit and forces them to clearly identify their hypotheses about the mapped area. This new map represents a snapshot of the Mars science community’s knowledge and hypotheses about the Jezero crater and Nili Planum region and will help to provide context for the Perseverance rover’s discoveries once it arrives at Mars.




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