Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Where Should MSL Land?

Ryan Anderson has a nice summary of the current views on the four candidate Mars Science Laboratory landing sites at his blog.  Science has nice images of the landing sites.  We should find out early this summer which site NASA will select.
Editorial Thoughts: What a great set of choices!  If I were really pressed, I would probably go with Mawrth because it likely has the oldest materials available for study.  However, any of these sites would be great to explore.

1 comment:

  1. What better place to ask this question than here at FPE. Does anyone know if any site is close to (respectively) to either Spirit, Oppty, Pathfinder or Viking 1 or 2. What a great bonus to get photos from these early explorers!