“Perseverance View of the Delta in Jezero Crater”
This image of a mesa was taken by the Perseverance Rover’s Mastcam-Z on February 22nd, 2021 (18.38°N, 77.58°E). The image colors are designed to mimic “natural conditions”, i.e. what it would look like to human eyes. This mesa is an interesting feature near Perseverance’s landing location. It has been relatively unaffected by erosion compared to the surronding terrain, and can therefore be used to better understand the landscape prior to aeolian and water erosion. Rising in the background is the ancient river delta where liquid water once flowed into Jezero Crater.