Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Global view of Mars centered on Elysium Mons

Global view of Mars centered on Elysium Mons
Global view of Mars centered on Elysium Mons Mars Orbiter Mission took this portrait of Mars on January 23, 2016. The colorful splotch at center is the relatively young volcano Elysium Mons. Below center, and upturned dark crescent shape reveals Gale crater, landing site of Curiosity. Between Elysium Mons and Gale lie smooth volcanic plains on which Insight will land in 2018. Viking 2 landed in the plains north of Elysium Mons. ISRO / ISSDC / Emily Lakdawalla

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