Tag Archives: NE Syrtis Major

Scientists to debate Mars 2020 landing site

Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles [October 16-18] to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for NASA’s next Red Planet rover – Mars 2020. The three-day workshop … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Megabreccia in NE Syrtis Major

Megabreccia in northeast Syrtis Major region. Northeast Syrtis Major is a landscape where a diverse sampling of aqueous and igneous geological processes are recorded in the rock at the surface. “‘Breccia” literally means “rubble” and implies a rock deposited very close … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crater watchin’ in northeast Syrtis Major

Crater watchin’ in northeast Syrtis Major region. The dunes within the crater are fascinating for their cell shapes, caused by the wind. 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 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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A geological history of NE Syrtis Major

Brown University researchers have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major, a spot high on NASA’s list of potential landing sites for its next Mars rover to be launched … Continue reading

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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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