This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows part of the northeastern portion of Jezero Crater.

May 27, 2022

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Today's VIS image shows part of the northeastern portion of Jezero Crater. The Perserverance Rover is located on the northwestern part of the crater – near a delta deposit formed by the influx of silt laden water into the crater at a time during Mars' past that was wetter. The crater most likely hosted a lake for a period of time. The channel at the top of this image was formed by the flow of water exiting the crater.

Orbit Number: 89206 Latitude: 18.3845 Longitude: 78.1952 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-01-23 12:45

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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