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ISPRS 1999 Location and Geologic Settings for the three U. S. Mars Landers
Super resolution of the horizon at both Viking landing sites has revealed “new” features we use for triangulation, similar to the approach used during the Mars Pathfinder Mission. We propose alternative landing site locations for both landers for which we believe the confidence is very high. Super resolution of VL-1 images also reveals some of the drift material at the site to consist of gravel-size deposits. Since our proposed location for VL-2 is NOT on the Mie ejecta blanket, the blocky surface around the lander may represent the meter-scale texture of “smooth palins” in the region.
- T. J. Parker, R. L. Kirk
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- 16 May 2012
- 9 July 2013
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