Jezero Crater Chosen for Mars 2020 Mission Landing Site –“Will Revolutionize How We Think About Mars and Its Ability to Harbor Life”

 

 

“The landing site in Jezero Crater offers geologically rich terrain, with landforms reaching as far back as 3.6 billion years old, that could potentially answer important questions in planetary evolution and astrobiology,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “Getting samples from this unique area
“Nothing has been more difficult in robotic planetary exploration than landing on Mars.”

“The Mars 2020 engineering team has done a tremendous amount of work to prepare us for this decision. The team will continue their work to truly understand the TRN system and the risks involved, and we will review the findings independently to reassure we have maximized our chances for success.”

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