Jezero Crater

Jezero is a crater on Mars in the Syrtis Major quadrangle, about 45.0 km in diameter. Thought to have once been flooded with water, the crater contains a fan-delta deposit rich in clays. The lake in the crater was present when valley networks were forming on Mars. Besides having a delta, the crater shows point bars and inverted channels. From a study of the delta and channels, it was concluded that the lake inside the crater probably formed during a period in which there was continual surface runoff. In 2007, following the discovery of its ancient lake, the crater was named after Jezero, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of several eponymous towns in the country. In some Slavic languages, the word jezero means 'lake'. In November 2018, it was announced that Jezero had been chosen as the landing site for the rover Perseverance as part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission.

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NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Milestone: First Science Campaign Focused on the Jezero Crater Floor Completed

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Organic Molecules Have Been Confirmed in The Jezero Crater on Mars

Perseverance Mars rover uncovers the watery history of Jezero crater

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NASA Perseverance Mars Rover Images Confirm Jezero Crater Is an Ancient Martian Lake

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Rocks on floor of Jezero Crater, Mars, show signs of sustained interactions with water

Rover images confirm Jezero crater is an ancient Martian lake