Geology of Xanthe Terra outflow channels and the Mars Pathfinder landing site

@inproceedings{Nelson1999GeologyOX,
  title={Geology of Xanthe Terra outflow channels and the Mars Pathfinder landing site},
  author={David M Nelson and Ronald Greeley},
  year={1999}
}
The Mars Pathfinder landing site (MPLS) was selected for its location at the mouths of Ares and Tiu Valles outflow channels on Mars, where sediments from a variety of geologic units could have accumulated in a lacustrine environment. Recent geologic mapping at 1:2 M scale of the Xanthe Terra channels and Chryse Planitia near MPLS reveals a progression of fluvial erosion and deposition throughout the Hesperian period. From the geology, the watersheds of the channels were inferred, and a sequence… CONTINUE READING

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