Take a Virtual Journey with Perseverance!
The Perseverance Rover will launch between July 30 and Aug. 15, 2020 and head to Jezero Crater, where it will land at the foot of a river delta which was clearly a lake at the time microbial life was flourishing on Earth.
On June 30th, the American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart, led the public on an exploration of this exciting landing site as we flew over it using OpenSpace, NASA-supported software. We saw why Jezero Crater was chosen and the features it has to offer for this latest in NASA’s series of Mars rovers to investigate past conditions which could have supported life.
This live OpenSpace webcast was brought to you by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the American Library Association, and the American Museum of Natural History.