NASAA Virtual Tour of Mars

A partial view of Lunae Planum (darker area on right side of image). In the top right quarter of the image the upper reaches of the Kasei Vallis channel system can be seen. Mass wasting and flow features are prominent. The flow features indicate ancient flow directions to be from the lower left towards the upper right.

More of the Kasei Vallis system. Flow features indicate flow from left to right. The Shoronov Crater can be seen along the right edge of the image.

The lower reaches of the Kasei Vallis channel system. The lighter area at lower right is northwestern Chryse Planitia; the landing site of the Viking 1 lander on July 20, 1976. The darker area at upper right is southern Acidalia Planitia.

A view of Chryse Planitia from the Viking 1 lander.

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Last Updated: 20 March 2001, DRW