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Mars rover captures sharp view of Jezero Crater in stunning mosaic

21 Oct 2021, 14:11 UTC
Mars rover captures sharp view of Jezero Crater in stunning mosaic NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

The Perseverance Mars rover, after collecting and storing two samples of martian rock and soil from the floor of Jezero Crater, paused 12 September to capture a panoramic view looking toward the South Séítah geologic unit. Made up of 84 enhanced-colour images, the mosaic shows the remnants of an ancient delta formation at top left, where water once flowed into Jezero forming a large lake that may have hosted microbial life. Near the top of the image at far right is the path Perseverance took to reach the photo-shoot location. The imagery was captured by the Mastcam-Z camera, provided by Arizona State University, while the rover was parked on elevated terrain. Click twice on the image below to zoom into the mosaic.

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