NASA Mars Perseverance 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation Mosaics

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This video highlights two mosaics of the Jezero crater landing site on Mars made by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center to support the Mars 2020 mission, as well as several key locations that the Perseverance rover may visit once it is on the surface. The larger mosaic is composed of images from the Context Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and has a resolution of 6 meters per pixel. The higher-resolution mosaic is composed of images from the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and has a resolution of 25 centimeters per pixel. In both mosaics, the images were aligned to each other and to the planet with unprecedented precision. The high-resolution mosaic was used to identify hazards in the landing ellipse. The resulting hazard map and the CTX mosaic will be carried onboard the spacecraft, which will use them to steer away from hazards as it lands.

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Image credits: NASA/University of Arizona/MSSS/USGS

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