From canals to craters16 May 2019
From canals to craters16 May 2019 Mars was once believed to be criss-crossed by a system of irrigation canals – dark troughs that sliced across the planet’s surface, excavated by an intelligent society of thirsty martians. The astronomer who promoted this idea lends his name to the cr...
Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity01 April 2019 A reanalysis of data collected by ESA’s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA’s Curiosity mission found one case of correlated methane detection, the first time an in-situ measurement has been independently confirmed from orbit.
Dark dust devil tracks on Mars28 March 2019
Dark dust devil tracks on Mars28 March 2019 The winds of Mars are responsible for myriad features across the planet’s surface – including the dark dunes and wispy, filament-like streaks seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express.
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars28 February 2019
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars28 February 2019 Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life.
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars21 February 2019
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars21 February 2019 These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet.
Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars20 December 2018
Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars20 December 2018 This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow – a dream for any lover of the holiday season. However, it’s a little too distant for a last-minute winter getaway: this feature, known as Korolev crater, is found on Mars, and...