Beagle 2 team assesses landing sites
Maja Vallis area. The general pattern of flood and sediment passage towards the NE is clear from the streamlined landforms. Evidence of terracing exposed on the sides of channels is most well developed around 50-510W. The N-S running ridges towards the the east of the figure may be surface expressions of underlying lava flows. A band of Noachian basement is present around 540W, the Maja Vallis channel cuts through this at 180N.
The landing ellipse is 240 x 20 km in 160 WSW/ENE orientation.
Last Update: 1 September 2019