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A panorama at Van Zyl Overlook on Mars from the NASA Perseverance rover
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z stereo imaging system to capture this panorama at Van Zyl Overlook, where the rover was parked for 13 days as the Ingenuity helicopter performed its first flights. 
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Mars Perseverance Resources

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Mars Perseverance Professional Development Workshops 

  • Recorded NISE Network Online Workshop - Preparing for NASA Perseverance's landing on Mars
    On February 18, 2021, after a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover will land on Mars and begin its mission to study Mars’ habitability. In this NISE Net online workshop, Jim Bell, a planetary scientist and author in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, talked about the science behind this mission and the Perseverance Rover and what it takes to land on Mars. NISE Net developers also shared new and existing resources featuring Mars rover content you can use to engage your audiences.

  • Recorded Introduction to the Mission to Mars Student Challenge from NASA JPL - Watch on YouTube
    Lead students in designing and building a mission to Mars with a guided education plan and resources from NASA, join in live Q&As with experts, and share student work with a worldwide audience. The Mars Student Challenge culminates February 18, when students can land their missions along with the Mars Perseverance Rover! To participate as a museum, register for the Challenge and list your affiliation as ‘Out-of-School-Time Program’.

  • Recorded workshop: How are You Celebrating Perseverance’s Landing?
    NASA Museum & Informal Education Alliance resources (log in to Museum & Informal Education Alliance website required)
    Slides and recording available for download’s-landing

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Rim of Jezero Crater as seen in the first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover.

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