HiPOD: Friday, 16 August 2019
Candidate Landing Site for 2020 Mission in Gusev Crater

Before Jezero
Before Jezero Crater was selected as the landing site for the Mars 2020 mission, this area in Gusev Crater was in the running. The terrain here is very different from nearby Columbia Hills (location of the Spirit rover), and is littered with small, light-toned plateaus and hills.

ID: ESP_055036_1655
date: 23 April 2018
altitude: 263 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_055036_1655
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full images including scale bars, visit the ID link.