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Jezero Crater Mars' Most Popular Scientific Target

Three sites on Mars have been nominated by scientists as their top targets for a NASA rover to be launched in 2020. Once home to an ancient river delta, Jezero crater may have collected and preserved ancient organic molecules that flowed in from beyond the crater’s rim. EOAS Professor Dr. Munir Humayun, who serves on the mission’s return sample science board, said a voyage to Jezero crater, would ultimately show whether or not an early, wet surface could support life.

Jezero Crater, Mars