Perseverance Images Confirm Jezero Crater as Ancient Lake

Perseverance Images Confirm Jezero Crater as Ancient Lake

A newly completed analysis of Perseverance’s first images from Mars finds that the landing site, Jezero Crater, was really a lake that was fed by a river, with sedimentary layers, flash floods, and strewn boulders. Plus, Central African biomass burning, Arctic permafrost melting, and we look at jewelry that celebrates upcoming missions.

Six Early, Massive, “Dead” Galaxies Found in Hubble Data

Six Early, Massive, “Dead” Galaxies Found in Hubble Data

While searching for objects deep in the universe’s history, at about three billion years of age, researchers found six massive but “dead” galaxies in Hubble and ALMA data, a strange finding for a time period known for prolific star birth. Plus, planetary science from the EPSC2021 conference and this week’s What’s Up.

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