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Jezero Crater: 8 otherworldly images of the Perseverance landing site

An overview map of the Jezero Crater on Mars.


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.


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.