THEMIS helps NASA choose site for next Mars lander

THEMIS infrared images mapped dust and rocks for NASA's upcoming InSight lander.

1. Rover Landing Site Chosen

Scientists landed the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Meridiani Planum because data from THEMIS and TES showed signs of water in its rocks and surface materials.

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Syrtis Major Planum - False Color

Oyama Crater - False Color

Melas Chasma - False Color

Goodbye Opportunity

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