HiRISE image: a landing site in Ladon Vallis

One of the important tasks HiRISE has is to image potential landing sites for future rovers. A landing site must have relatively mild terrain so that the vehicle can land successfully, but it must also contain interesting places to study. We can imagine that a rover landing here would take a look at the bright patch of ground, to study its composition: were the minerals formed in the presence of water? [More at link]

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