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Perspective view of Mars: Outflow channels, Viking 1 and Pathfinder landing sites

Perspective view of Mars: Outflow channels, Viking 1 and Pathfinder landing sites

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / USGS / MOLA Science Team

Perspective view of Mars: Outflow channels, Viking 1 and Pathfinder landing sites
A perspective view on Mars employing Viking color data looks over Chryse Planitia, a smooth region of the planet into which many of Mars' outflow channels emptied. Two landers touched down in this part of the globe: Viking 1 (which landed near the mouth of Kasei Valles, near the terminator at left), and Pathfinder (which landed near the mouths of Tiu and Ares Valles, which flowed around the streamlined islands on the right).

This simulated view is based upon MOLA topographic data and Viking color data.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about February 24, 2014

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