Giovanni Leone, a specialist in planetary volcanism in the research group of ETH professor Paul Tackley, has examined intensively the structure of these canyons and their outlets into the Ares Vallis and the Chryse Planitia
, a massive plain on Mars' low northern latitude.
landing on the Golden Plain, Chryse Planitia
, which is a vast and stony desert, a graveyard of shadows cast sanguine in their repose.
On 2007 Nov 2 (Ls = 341[degrees]), Casquinha, Sanchez (illustrated elsewhere (4)), and Tyler (Figure 8) imaged a small bright dust core over Chryse Planitia
(telescopic northern Xanthe), and two others nearby: one N.
The Viking 1 lander set down in Chryse Planitia
on 20 July and the Viking 2 lander descended to Utopia Planitia on 3 September on the opposite side of Mars.
MARSIS also saw strong evidence of an ancient, 250-km-wide impact crater hidden under the mid-latitude Chryse Planitia
Shoot the rapids in Maja Canyon, dive into western Chryse Planitia
On 2005 Nov 22 (Ls = 328[degrees]) a small bright dust cloud appeared in the Chryse Planitia
Kasei Valles is one of the largest outflow channels on Mars, spanning 3000 km, from the Chryse Planitia
basin in the north to Echus Chasma to the south.
A third intriguing revelation concerns Chryse Planitia
, the large plain where the Viking 1 and Mars Pathfinder landers set down.
The researchers used standard fluid-flow equations, accounting for the region's sloped and Martian gravity, to calculate how long it would take water collecting at Juvantae Chasm--an uphill canyon -- to reach the Chryse Planitia
basin, where it emptied.
As mentioned in the last Report, (1) a regional storm originating in Chryse Planitia
Just before impact, retrorockets will apply braking, a system of gas bags will inflate, and the lander will bounce to a stop at the mouth of the ancient outflow channel Ares Vallis, not far from the Viking 1 lander in Chryse Planitia