Exploration

Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA's Spirit Rover Roamed

The Columbia Hills region is one of three locations on the Red Planet — along with Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis — that have been identified as leading contenders as landing sites for NASA's next Mars rover.

Published On 02/13/2017
12:34 PM EST
Jezero Crater, another of the sites being considered for Mars 2020 (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL)
NE Syrtis Major, another of the landing sites being considered for the Mars 2020 mission (NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)