Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Feb 28 2012

Mars Photo of the Day - Feb 28 2012

Today's Image of Mars shows a possible Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing site in Gale Crater, as imaged by HiRISE. Even though the rover launched in November 2011, the MSL team still isn't positive where within Gale Crater it will land. Even if they plan for a specific spot they can't guarantee the exact landing location.

You can see that this location has many interesting features, including Dunes, sub-craters, and evidence of past water on Mars.

MSL Curiosity is set to land in Gale Crater sometime between August 6 and August 20th 2012. To learn more about the mission of NASA's most advanced Mars rover and the reason Gale Crater was chosen as the destination, just click on the image below.


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