How can astronauts explore Mars’ Grand Canyon, Valles Marineris

How can astronauts explore Mars’ Grand Canyon, Valles Marineris

Many in Mars exploration circles see Valles Marineris as a “tell-all” site, ripe for human exploration that could reveal the planet’s history and its capacity to sustain microbial life.

That said, how best to investigate the multifaceted geology evidenced at this site? Can future crews on the Red Planet safely dive into this vast canyon system? And what awaits those who explore a vast area that has been labeled the Grand Canyon of Mars?

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