• Geology
  • Published 1998

Origin of Soil-Like Deposits at the Mars Pathfinder Landing Site, Mars

@inproceedings{Moore1998OriginOS,
  title={Origin of Soil-Like Deposits at the Mars Pathfinder Landing Site, Mars},
  author={Henry Justin Moore and Timothy Jay Parker and Joy A Crisp and Matthew P. Golombek and Donald B. Bickler and Herman N. Eisen and J. D. Gensler and Albert F. C. Haldemann and Jacob R. Matijevic and Lawrence Reid},
  year={1998}
}
Mars Pathfinder appears to have landed on deposits of catastrophic floods from Ares and Tiu Valles[1]. This interpretation is consistent with landforms seen in images taken from orbit by Viking and features observed in images taken from the surface by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) and the Rover (Sojourner). In orbiter images, the site is (1) on a plain to the north and downstream of the mouths Ares and Tiu Valles, (2) north and west of stream-lined islands aligned in northerly directions… CONTINUE READING