Frost-covered chaos on Mars 27 November 2014
Frost-covered chaos on Mars 27 November 2014 Thanks to a break in the dusty ‘weather’ over the giant Hellas Basin at the beginning of this year, ESA’s Mars Express was able to look down into the seven kilometre-deep basin and onto the frosty surface of Hellas Chaos.
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014 Europe’s Mars orbiter and its scientific instruments will have a frontrow seat on Sunday when Comet Siding Spring grazes the Red Planet, skimming past at a little more than a third of the Moon’s distance from Earth.
Winter in Argyre19 September 2014
Winter in Argyre19 September 2014 Over billions of years, the southern uplands of Mars have been pockmarked by numerous impact features, which are often so closely packed that they overlap. One such feature is Hooke crater, shown in this frost-tinged scene, imaged by ESA’s Mars Expres...
Forces of martian nature10 July 2014
Forces of martian nature10 July 2014 The surface of Mars is pocked and scarred with giant impact craters and rocky ridges, as shown in this new image from ESA’s Mars Express that borders the giant Hellas basin in the planet’s southern hemisphere.
Cascading dunes in a martian crater15 May 2014
Cascading dunes in a martian crater15 May 2014 A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows a swirling field of dark dunes cascading into sunken pits within a large impact crater.
Beauty from chaos 10 April 2014
Beauty from chaos 10 April 2014 Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.