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HiRISE digital terrain model for Jezero Crater candidate landing site

The HiRISE camera team has released a digital terrain model (DTM) for Jezero Crater, one of the candidate landing sites for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Information about HiRISE DTMs here; all available DTMs here.

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CRISM: Delta in Jezero Crater

Jezero Crater is a ~45km crater near the Nili Fossae region which is believed to have once been flooded with water. The crater consists of a fan-delta system that deposited rich clays in the area. An important detail for us … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 rover landing site short list: Columbia Hills, Jezero Crater, Northeast Syrtis Major

Participants in a landing site workshop for NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation. The three potential landing sites for NASA’s next Mars rover include Northeast Syrtis (a very ancient portion … Continue reading

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HiRISE: An east watershed for Jezero Crater

Jezero Crater is candidate future landing site that contains sediments deposited by at least three ancient rivers. This image was targeted to the eastern headlands of the river flowing in from that direction. In addition to complex erosional patterns, there … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Jezero Crater M2020 candidate landing site

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in Jezero Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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Jezero Crater records two water-related events

Researchers from Brown University have completed a new analysis of an ancient Martian lake system in Jezero Crater, near the planet’s equator. The study finds that the onslaught of water that filled the crater was one of at least two … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Jezero Crater, possible 2020 rover site

It’s not only when trying to find a scientifically interesting place to land that the high-resolution images from HiRISE come in handy: it’s also to identify potential hazards within a landing ellipse. This is one of the trickier aspects of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Proposed site for future exploration

Proposed site for future exploration in Jezero Crater. More HiRISE images.

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