Although the “Mars 2020” rover (to be renamed) is planned to land inside Jezero Crater, HiRISE continues to image the regions to the west of the crater because the rover may drive into this area in its extended mission.
If so, this western region may be a potential location to set down a future mission that might carry an ascent vehicle and a “fetch” rover. The enhanced color cutout highlights an interesting portion of this image
, with fractured bedrock and wind-blown dunes. ID
: 26 December 2019 altitude
: 281 km
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