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.
Hence, astronauts are: 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
. Spend a lazy afternoon on the lakes of Lunae Planum and Xanthe Terra Four billion years ago, a visitor to Mars might have reveled in such aquatic activities.
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.
Why not take a relaxing swim in the waters of western Chryse Planitia
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
. The gas bags will deflate, and the lander should open - much like Mars 96's small stations - by extending its three petal-like panels, exposing power-providing solar arrays.