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Mars 2020: Jezero Crater flyover

An animated flyover of the Martian surface explains why Mars’ Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide ancient lake-delta system, is the best place for the Mars 2020 rover to find and collect promising samples for a possible future return to Earth. [More … Continue reading

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We’re going to Jezero!

[From Emily Lakdawalla’s blog at the Planetary Society] NASA announced [November 19] the selection of Jezero crater for the landing site of the Mars 2020 mission. Mars 2020’s launch period opens 19 July 2019, and landing will happen on 18 … Continue reading

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Mars 2020: Sample-caching rover will land in Jezero Crater

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five-year search, during which details of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet were scrutinized and debated by the mission … Continue reading

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Mars 2020: Media telecon on landing site, Nov. 19

NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rover’s landing site on the Red Planet. The rover, currently under construction at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), … Continue reading

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Mars 2020: Parachute design is a ‘Go’

In the early hours of Sept. 7, NASA broke a world record. Less than 2 minutes after the launch of a 58-foot-tall (17.7-meter) Black Brant IX sounding rocket, a payload separated and began its dive back through Earth’s atmosphere. When … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Terrain between candidate landing sites

Sample terrain between candidate landing sites for the Mars 2020 mission. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Scientists to debate Mars 2020 landing site

Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles [October 16-18] to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for NASA’s next Red Planet rover – Mars 2020. The three-day workshop … Continue reading

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Painting cars for Mars

When John Campanella’s friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call. After all, Campanella had been painting, pinstriping and even airbrushing flames on to cars, motorcycles, airplanes, 18-wheelers and guitars in his spare time for decades. … Continue reading

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NASA seeks partner in contest to name next Mars rover

NASA has a class assignment for corporations, nonprofits and educational organizations involved in science and space exploration: partner with the agency to inspire future engineers and scientists by sponsoring a contest to name the next rover to venture to the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate Mars 2020 landing site near Jezero Crater

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission near Jezero Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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