Mars Phoenix Lander - Landing Site

The Landing will hopefully take place in an area called Green Valley which is placed in Vastitas Borealis on Mars. This area was choosen because it is very flat and besides of the polar caps it contains the highes amount of water ice.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Location is about:

  • Latitude 68.0°

  • Longitude 234.9°

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Mars Express (MEX): — High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC): <a href="http://hrscview.fu-berlin.de/cgi-bin/ion-p?ION__E1=UPDATE%3Aion%3A%2F%2Fhrscview.ion&image=1587_0000&lat=68.093&lon=233.659&mode=footprint&zoom=2&scale=12.5&pview=South&exag=1&viewport=900x600&UPDATE.x=427&UPDATE.y=296&image0=1587_0000&code=55654040">HRSC Viewer</a>

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO): — Context Imager (CTX): http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/index.jsp — Mars Color Imager (MARCI): HIRSE Blog

Mars Global Surveyor (MGS): — Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC): http://ida.wr.usgs.gov/