Photojournal: PIA25022
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS
Published: December 21, 2021
Historical Date: December 21, 2021

This guided tour of Mars' Jezero Crater from NASA’s Perseverance rover provides a glimpse of the Martian landscape from the rover's highest vantage point yet in the “Séítah” region.

Perseverance Project Scientist Ken Farley points out highlights in this Martian panorama from the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument, including mountains that make up the crater rim, remnants of an ancient river delta that could preserve signs of ancient life, volcanic rocks, and boulders likely carried into the crater by the river in the distant past.

The enhanced-color panorama was created from images taken on Nov. 28, 2021. The color enhancement exaggerates small changes in color from place to place in the scene. This makes it easier for the science team to use their everyday experience to interpret the landscape. The sky on Mars would not actually look blue to a human explorer on the Red Planet, but pinkish.

Perseverance touched down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. For more information on this panorama is available at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/cat.

For more information on the Perseverance rover, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/perseverance.

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