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ExoMars 2016 landing site
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The ExoMars 2016 entry, descent, and landing demonstrator module, also known as Schiaparelli, will touch down on Meridiani Planum, a relatively smooth, flat region on Mars, in October 2016. The landing is targeted to take place within the solid ellipse marked on this topographical map from the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). The ellipse, centred at 2°S, 6°W, measures about 100 km east-west and 15 km north-south. The lowest areas on this map are shown in green, while the highest areas are dark brown. The large crater on the right (east) of the image is Endeavour, which is about 22 km in diameter. NASA's Opportunity rover has been studying its western rim since 2011.
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