Tag Archives: landing sites

HiRISE: Candidate Red Dragon landing site

Candidate Red Dragon landing site in Arcadia Planitia. There are indications of shallowly buried remnant ice in this area. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Candidate landing site for 2020 mission

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mars 2020 candidate landing site in NE Syrtis Major

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

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HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site near Aram Dorsum

Candidate ExoMars landing site near Aram Dorsum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Candidate human exploration zone in Aram Chaos

Candidate human exploration zone in Aram Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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Mars 2020 rover landing site short list: Columbia Hills, Jezero Crater, Northeast Syrtis Major

Participants in a landing site workshop for NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation. The three potential landing sites for NASA’s next Mars rover include Northeast Syrtis (a very ancient portion … Continue reading

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MRO: Looking for landing sites

At an international workshop this week about where NASA’s next Mars rover should land, most of the information comes from a prolific spacecraft that’s been orbiting Mars since 2006. Observations by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the basis for … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eberswalde Crater’s famous delta

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2016. Today’s false color image shows the delta deposit in Eberswalde Crater. Channels from the crater rim hosted material entering the crater. This crater and its delta deposit were shortlisted as a possible Curiosity … Continue reading

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HRSC: Mawrth Vallis mosaic

Sculpted by ancient water flowing on the surface, Mawrth Vallis is one of the most remarkable outflow channels on Mars. The valley, once a potentially habitable place, is one of the main features of a region at the boundary between … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate landing site for 2020 rover

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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