By the end of last month, NASA announced that their future Mars rover March 2020 will land in the Jezero Crater on Mars. In this clip, they explain more about why this particular crater was chosen.


In addition to that, NASA explains how they are aiming to control the rover around to drive around in the crater to be able to achieve most of its tasks in the most efficient way. March 2020 will, inter alia, examine how Mars’s environment has taken place historically and if there have been conditions for life on the planet earlier.

March 2020 will also collect samples from the surface of the planet as it rolls around there. These samples hope to send back to earth sometime in the future when we are able to do so. NASA plans to launch the Mars 2020 rover between July and August in 2020.