HiPOD: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
A Possible Landing Region for a Future Mars Sample Return

A Possible Landing Region for a Future Mars Sample Return
Although the “Mars 2020” rover (to be renamed) is planned to land inside Jezero Crater, HiRISE continues to image the regions to the west of the crater because the rover may drive into this area in its extended mission.

If so, this western region may be a potential location to set down a future mission that might carry an ascent vehicle and a “fetch” rover. The enhanced color cutout highlights an interesting portion of this image, with fractured bedrock and wind-blown dunes.

ID: ESP_062886_1990
date: 26 December 2019
altitude: 281 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_062886_1990
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
#Mars #science #NASA

twitter  •  tumblr  •  right-click to copy link


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.