Possible MSL Landing Site Mawrth Vallis

HiRISE has examined many possible landing sites for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, including the area visible here.

The rover is schedule to launch in 2011, and will perform a precision landing on the Red Planet. It will carry more advanced scientific instruments than any other mission to Mars to date, contributed by the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Russia and Spain.

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(29 April 2009)

This is a stereo pair with PSP_010816_2040 .

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/PSP_010882_2040

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona