NASA has selected the next landing site for its future Mars rover, Mars 2020. Jezero Crater is an incredible ancient river delta spilling in to the side of a crater. But what really makes it special, plus how and why did NASA pick it? Jake is joined by planetary scientist Tim Goudge, who led the advocacy of Jezero through the process, to explain its charm.
We talk NASA’s Mars 2020 rover and Jezero Crater
Previous Coverage of the Mars 2020 Rover
- Episode 10 – Science meets Engineering on the 2020 Rover (feat. Sarah Milkovich)
- Episode 20 – Mars 2020 Landing Site Candidates
- Episode 48 – Zooming in on Mars (feat. Melissa Rice and Elsa Jensen)
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We wanted to feature a cool globe this episode. Given that Voyager 2 made the news this week when it entered the Interstellar Medium, we thought it appropriate to feature the Neptune design. Neptune has only ever been visited by Voyager 2! Check out that Small Dark Spot!
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