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Jezero Crater: 8 otherworldly images of the Perseverance landing site

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NASA's Perseverance rover is getting ready to land on Mars and begin its search for clues to ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.

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For its landing site, NASA selected a 28-mile wide, 1,600-foot deep crater located in a basin slightly north of the Martian equator.

These 8 images give us an in-depth look at where the rover is heading.