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planitia

(plă-nish -ee-ă) (plural: planitiae) A low plain on the surface of a planet or satellite. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.
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The $993 million InSight lander arrived at its target, a lava plain named Elysium Planitia, for a two-year mission aimed at better understanding how Earth's neighboring planet formed (AFP Photo/HO/ MANILA BULLETIN)
With InSight's landing at Elysium Planitia, NASA has successfully soft-landed a vehicle on the Red Planet eight times.
The InSight will operate out of the Elysium Planitia on Mars, and is powered by twin solar arrays, that are about seven feet wide.
InSight arrived on Mars's Elysium Planitia area north of its equator, described as an ideal spot for its flat, rockless surface.
The three-legged InSight settled on the western side of Elysium Planitia, the plain that NASA was aiming for.
The InSight lander is heading for the Elysium Planitia, just 600km away from Curiosity.
After showing shots of Pluto from a distance, the video zooms in on the stunning details of the celestial body's ice-covered basin, dubbed as the Sputnik Planitia.
Caption: A basin on Pluto named Sputnik Planitia (shown in this image from the New Horizons spacecraft) might be a depression formed by the weight of a massive ice cap, researchers report.
Helen Carson, Home Schooled, "A Survey of Mars Dust Devil Activity in CTX Images of Amazonia Planitia"
A jagged scarp, or wall of cliffs, known as Piri Rupes borders the young, nearly crater-free plains of Piri Planitia. The cliffs break up into isolated mesas in several places.
Images taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO, and initially searched by Michael Croon of Trier, Germany, a former member of the European Space Agency's Mars Express operations team, have identified clear evidence for the lander and convincing evidence for key entry and descent components on the surface of Mars within the expected landing area of Isidis Planitia, an impact basin close to the equator, The Guardian reported.
tures taken by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance High resolution pictures taken by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft show The Beagle 2 probe, the size of a large motorcycle tyre, touched down successfull y just 5km from its intended landing site in isidis Planitia.