This is a global, flat map of Mars.  There are several color to show the constraints of the areas where the ExoMars rover can land.  Areas in green show where it's acceptable to land.  Gray areas are too high.  Black areas have too much dust.

April 3, 2014

The locations of 8 proposed landing sites for the ExoMars 2018 mission are indicated by circles. Four sites (indicated by red circles) were favoured by scientists at the first ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Workshop, held at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid, from 26 to 28 March 2014. These are: Mawrth Vallis (for which 2, very similar, proposals were received), Oxia Planum, Hypanis Vallis and Oxia Palus.

This image was compiled by D. Loizeau for the Landing Site Selection Working Group.

Credit

ESA-Roscosmos/LSSWG/D. Loizeau

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