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NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

26 days ago   |   By Phys.org

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth's neighboring planet, officials said Monday.
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NASA reveals Jezero Crater as landing site for Mars 2020 rover

NASA reveals Jezero Crater as landing site for Mars 2020 rover

26 days ago   |   By SlashGear

NASA has revealed the landing site chosen for its future Mars 2020 rover mission. The space agency has been narrowing the selection for years, ultimately reducing its more than 60 potential locations down to a final destination: Jezero Crater on the western edge of Mars' Isidis Planitia. This area is described as “geologically rich” with potential answers to big questions...
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NASA chooses the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission

26 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Five years and sixty potential locations later, NASA has chosen the Jezero Crater as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission.
Slated to launch in July the Mars 2020 rover mission will touch down at the Jezero Crater as NASA's exploration of the Red Planet enters its next phase.
The rover will be looking for signs of habitable conditions - and past microbial life - while also collecting rock and soil samples that will be stored in a cache on the Martian surface.
Alongside the European Space Agency, NASA is already studying future missions that will allow the agencies to retrieve...
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NASA picks 'coveted' landing site for Mars 2020 rover - CNET

26 days ago   |   By CNET

Congratulations, Jezero Crater!
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NASA will send its rover to a Martian delta to look for signs of ancient life

NASA will send its rover to a Martian delta to look for signs of ancient life

26 days ago   |   By The Verge

NASA scientists selected the spot on Mars where they plan to land their next rover in 2020 - a region that was likely an ancient river delta on the Red Planet. The spacecraft will aim to touch down in Jezero Crater, an area that may have been habitable billions of years ago. NASA took particular care in selecting this spot to explore; someday, samples collected by the rover could be returned to Earth for study.
This new rover is the successor to the last one that NASA landed on Mars in 2012, known as Curiosity. That robot has been exploring a region on Mars known as Gale Crater, a spot...
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Jezero Crater or Bust! NASA Picks Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

26 days ago   |   By Space

NASA on Monday unveiled the selection of Jezero Crater on Mars as the landing site for Mars 2020, its next big Red Planet rover. Here's what that means.
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NASA will dig for signs of alien life in Mars' Jezero Crater - the landing site for its 2020 rover

NASA will dig for signs of alien life in Mars' Jezero Crater - the landing site for its 2020 rover

26 days ago   |   By Business Insider

NASA has picked a landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover .
The space agency will try to land its nuclear-powered robot in Jezero Crater, a giant impact near the Martian equator.
Jezero Crater was a water-rich area billions of years ago on Mars , and it might still hide signs of alien life such as microbes.
NASA hopes to dig up and store Martian soil samples - for the first time in human history - for a future launch back to Earth.
NASA has announced where it plans to land the Mars 2020 rover and dig for signs of alien life in the red planet's soil.
The car-size robot is expected to...
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NASA selects a landing site for its Mars 2020 rover

26 days ago   |   By Engadget

NASA has announced where its next Mars rover will be heading. The agency has chosen Jezero Crater from dozens of potential candidates in part for its potential to have preserved signs of past microbial life. "The landing site in Jezero Crater offers...
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