“At the same time, the Trace Gas Orbiter continues its own science mission, focusing on analysing the planet’s atmosphere with a special emphasis on searching for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological processes.”
Experts believe the Jezero Crater was once flooded with water – and if Earth is anything to go by, where there is water there is life.
NASA said the area has been flooded, and dried out, on several occasions over Mars’ history, with water being there for billions of years.
However, as the Martian climate warmed, the water dried out, and the area, which is 49 kilometres wide, now matches the rest of Mars’ dusty surface.
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