The US space agency NASA found a suitable landing site for the Mars 2020 mobile mission, scheduled to begin in July 2020.
"NASA chose Jezero Crater as the starting point for the Mars 2020 rover mission that took place after the next five years," the space agency said late Monday. Said.
The National Aviation and Space Administration said the 45-kilometer crater has a "geologically rich land" that is perfect for studying the surface of the planet and exploring "signs of old liveable conditions".
Scientists suspect that the Mars 2020 rover is likely to detect microbial life signs that are estimated to be around 3.6 billion years old, and possibly part of a lake-delta system.
Mars 2020 will start at Cape Canaveral in Florida. It is a revised version of rover Curiosity from Red Planet in 2012.
Before the launch of Mars 2020, another robot is scheduled to land on Mars on Monday: Robot InSight will begin its two-year mission as a stable probe.