Mars impact crater or supervolcano?12 April 2018
Mars impact crater or supervolcano?12 April 2018 These images from ESA’s Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano?
Mars Express v2.011 April 2018
Mars Express v2.011 April 2018 Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life. Now, ESA’s Mars Express is getting a fresh install, delivered across over 150 million km of space.
Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings01 March 2018
Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings01 March 2018 New images and video from ESA’s Mars Express show Phobos and Deimos drifting in front of Saturn and background stars, revealing more about the positioning and surfaces of the Red Planet’s mysterious moons.
Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet08 February 2018
Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet08 February 2018 The Red Planet’s low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Sun’s radiation may play a surprising role in...
Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder18 January 2018
Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder18 January 2018 A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESA’s Mars Express mission.
Mars upside down14 December 2017
Mars upside down14 December 2017 Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by ESA’s Mars Express, the Red Planet is seen with north at the bottom, and the equator at the top.