Gusev Crater, the designated landing site for the first Mars Exploration Rover mission was seen here in its geological context from NASA Viking Orbiter 1.


Released April 11, 2003

The designated landing site for the first Mars Exploration Rover mission is Gusev Crater, seen here in its geological context from NASA Viking images.

Details of the Gusev Crater designated landing site are added with topographic information and higher-resolution imaging from instruments on the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey orbiters.

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