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Jezero crater regional topography

Jezero crater regional topography

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NASA / MIT / Goudge et al 2017

Jezero crater regional topography
Isidis basin, about 1500 kilometers in diameter, was the last of Mars' large impact basins to form. The landing site of Mars 2020 will be in Jezero crater, on the northwest edge of the basin. Nili Fossae is a region of fractured terrain. Geologists think that the fractures in Nili Fossae formed as a result of the Isidis impact. Syrtis Major, to the southwest, is a volcanic region. This map shows topography derived from the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA).

Taken from a presentation given to the 3rd landing site workshop of the Mars 2020 mission.

Original image data dated on or about February 8, 2017

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