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HiRISE: Possible landing site for ExoMars rover in Mawrth Vallis

A possible landing site for the ExoMars rover in Mawrth Vallis. This digital terrain model (DTM) covers part of the proposed landing site for the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover at Mawrth Vallis. The proposed landing site is on the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus

Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A candidate human exploration zone of Maja Valles entry into Chryse Planitia

A candidate human exploration zone of Maja Valles entry into Chryse Planitia. Evidence of clays could provide potential resource to be used. There is also  ample evidence of aqueous processes that could be enhanced by direct observation of the mineralogy … Continue reading

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If you ask a plant, these are the best places on Mars to settle

Selecting the perfect landing site will be essential for the successful establishment of the first Mars colony. Growing food crops will be one of the key tasks for the astronauts. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research have identified places on … Continue reading

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Mars Phoenix: Dust covers landing scars after almost 5 Mars years

A recent view from Mars orbit of the site where NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission landed on far-northern Mars nearly a decade ago shows that dust has covered some marks of the landing. The Phoenix lander itself, plus its back shell … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Horse playing the flute

Horse playing the flute. Maybe you can see a horse playing a flute here, but really this is a portion of the floor of Eberswalde Crater, at one time candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory.  The light-toned bedrock … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Inverted channel in Eberswalde Crater

An inverted channel in Eberswalde Crater. Eberswalde Crater was once a final candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity. Although the primary scientific interest in Eberswalde is its well-preserved delta, this sinuous river channel to the southeast, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: X kinda-sorta marks the spot

X kinda-sorta marks the spot. This is a candidate Red Dragon landing site in southern Arcadia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mars 2020 candidate landing site in northeast Syrtis Major

A candidate 2020 mission landing site in the northeast region of Syrtis Major. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site in Mawrth Vallis

Candidate ExoMars landing site in Mawrth Vallis. Beautiful Mars series.

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