PIA04274: Gusev Crater
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Orbiter 1
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem
Product Size: 5334 x 4267 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA04274.tif (30.59 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA04274.jpg (2.162 MB)

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Released April 11, 2003

The designated landing site for the first Mars Exploration Rover mission is Gusev Crater, seen here in its geological context from NASA Viking images.

Details of the Gusev Crater designated landing site are added with topographic information and higher-resolution imaging from instruments on the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey orbiters.

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