Northern Plains Of Mars
March 27, 2003
This rocky panoramic scene is the second picture of the Martian surface that was taken by Viking Lander 2 shortly after touchdown on September 3 at 3:58 PM PDT (earth received time). The site is on a northern plain of Mars, at about 48 N. Lat., 226 W. Long., known as Utopia Planitia.
Topics: Environment, Mars, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Chryse Planitia, Utopia Planitia, Amazonis Planitia, Viking 2, Viking program, Spaceflight