PIA04275: Meridiani Planum
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Orbiter 1
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem
Product Size: 8530 x 4267 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA04275.tif (49.08 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA04275.jpg (3.939 MB)

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Released April 11, 2003

The designated landing site for the second Mars Exploration Rover mission is Meridiani Planum, seen here in its geological context from NASA Viking images

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

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2003-04-11