Thirteen detailed maps of the first six (of ten) possible sites for a future Lander/Rover/Sample-return mission to Mars are either nearing completion or in review. Basic mosaic of all sites were available at 1:2 million scale. In addition to preparing new base maps, special enhancements were generated for computer mosaics and individual images that delineate the geologic units more clearly. Photoclinometric profiles that allowed measurement of the thicknesses of geologic units, the depth of channels, and the throw on faults were prepared. Crater counts were made for each geologic unit.
Nature and Composition of Surface Units on Mars
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- Mars Surface;
- Site Selection;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration