Where is Perseverance?
About This Map
Scroll and pan around this map to see the latest location and traverse path for the Mars Perseverance rover at Jezero Crater. The goal of the mission is to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and dust) for possible return to Earth.
This map is composed of two layers: a high-resolution color map covering the initial exploration area inside Jezero Crater, and another true-color Northeast Syrtis regional map. The high-resolution base map was created with images from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, while the broader color base map is from the European Space Agency Mars Express High Resolution Stereo camera (the original image can be found here). Some color processing has been applied to both maps to highlight surface features. A high-resolution Digital Elevation Model was created from the images to provide critical information for rover drivers, who need to know how steep the hills are as they plan a path forward through this rocky terrain.
Engineers created this experience with software used by the mission team who decide where Perseverance will explore, and how to get there. Each dot represents the end point of a drive and is labeled with the day, or sol, on Mars, that the rover stopped.