Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Apr 17 2012

Mars Photo of the Day - Apr 17 2012

Today's Image of Mars was taken by HiRISE and shows Atlantic Chaos, a 161km stretch of jumbled and disrupted terrain on Mars. Atlantic Chaos was once considered a candidate landing site for Mars Science Laboratory, but it was beaten out by Gale Crater. Atlantic Chaos is located in Phaethontis quadrangle on Mars and measures roughly 161km across.

Could this be a future landing site for missions to Mars? We'll have to find out, but since it was already a candidate it seems likely! Clicking on this image will take you to all other images of potential landing sites showcased by Mars Travel. 


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