Red Planet UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • NASA's rover Perseverance has gathered data confirming the existence of ancient lake sediments deposited by water that once filled a giant basin on Mars called Jerezo Crater.

What is known as red planet

  • Within the solar system, the planet known as the "red planet" is  Mars

  • Its reddish hue comes from the abundance of iron oxide, specifically iron(III) oxide, also known as rust, present in its soil and dust

  • This gives Mars its distinctive color, easily visible even with the naked eye.

Jezero Crater

  • Jezero Crater is located on Mars.

  • Specifically within the Syrtis Major quadrangle, about 45.0 kilometers (28.0 miles) in diameter. 

  • It sits on the western edge of a flat plain called Isidis Planitia.

  • Which lies just north of the Martian equator.



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Red Planet UPSC NOTE
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