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Landing site of Mars Perseverance rover was a Lake in Mars’ ancient past


This illustration shows Jezero Crater, the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as it may have looked billions of years go on Mars, when it was a lake. An inlet and outlet are also visible on either side of the lake. (Image credit: NASA)

This illustration shows Jezero Crater, the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as it may have looked billions of years go on Mars, when it was a lake. An inlet and outlet are also visible on either side of the lake. (Image credit: NASA)

This illustration shows Jezero Crater, the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as it may have looked billions of years go on Mars, when it was a lake. An inlet and outlet are also visible on either side of the lake. (Image credit: NASA)

This illustration shows Jezero Crater, the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as it may have looked billions of years go on Mars, when it was a lake. An inlet and outlet are also visible on either side of the lake. (Image credit: NASA)

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