Journey to Jezero Crater: what Perseverance may uncover

Several years ago, Jezero Crater was proposed as the landing site for NASA’s 2011 Mars rover Curiosity but was rejected because there were too many rocks that the rover might hit in the possible landing areas, according to Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Jack Mustard. When NASA asked for potential landing sites for the Mars 2020 Mission years later, however, Jezero’s prospects as a landing site had changed. 

Tim Goudge was a University graduate student working with Professor of Geological Sciences James Head and Mustard in 2018 when NASA was planning the Mars 2020 Mission. Goudge had used

Read More

Read More