|Subjects:||physics, chemistry, geography|
|Level:||primary, lower secondary, upper secondary|
The European satellite Mars Express has been photographing the surface of the Red Planet since January 2004. The most interesting of these images can be found here, complete with comments, in downloadable files so that teachers can use them more easily in class.
Some of the images are in 3D and can only be viewed with special red/green glasses, which are easy to make using cellophane.
High resolution images, which you are free to use in class, can be downloaded from ESA's multimedia gallery.
Images published between January and November 2004
Download the full text in one PDF file or each chapter individually.
Images published after November 2004
- Frozen sea on Mars PDF (104 KB)
- Glacial, volcanic and fluvial activities PDF (279 KB)
- Some Chasmas PDF (122 KB)
- Fractures - Claritas Fossae PDF (241 KB)
- Hourglass craters PDF (122 KB)
- Medusa Fossae PDF (507 KB)
- Yardings PDF (38 KB)
- The Mesas of Chaos Aurem PDF (388 KB)
- Coprates Chasma and Coprates Catena PDF (309 KB)
- Ancient floods on Mars PDF (252 KB)
- Tithonium Chasma up close PDF (412 KB)
- Crater Holden and Uzboi Vallis PDF (460 KB)