A set of five maps make up this panorama of the Viking 2 landing site on Utopia Planitia and shows a flat, boulder-strewn landscape that is part of the vast plains that occupy much of the northern hemisphere of Mars. The Viking Mission to Mars launched two spacecraft, Viking 1 and Viking 2, each consisting of an orbiter and a lander. The primary mission objectives were to obtain high-resolution images of the Martian surface, characterize the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface , and search for evidence of life. The spacecraft were launched in 1975 and arrived on Mars in 1976. The Viking 1 Lander touched down at Chryse Planitia. The Viking 2 Lander touched down at Utopia Planitia. An excellent educational tool for teaching about the similarities and differences between Mars and Earth surface features.