Rover images confirm Jezero crater is an ancient Martian lake

Asha Bajaj
5 min readOct 11, 2021

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New York/Canadian-Media: The first scientific analysis of images taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover has now confirmed that Mars’ Jezero crater — which today is a dry, wind-eroded depression — was once a quiet lake, fed steadily by a small river some 3.7 billion years ago, reports said.

This image of an escarpment or scarp — a long, steep slope — along the delta of Mars’ Jezero Crater was generated using data from the Perseverance rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument. The inset image at the top is a close-up provided by the Remote Microscopic Imager, which is part of the SuperCam instrument. Credit: RMI: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/CNRS/ASU/MSSSMastcam-Z: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS
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