River relic spied by Mars Express10 October 2019
River relic spied by Mars Express10 October 2019 Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar – such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of the longest valley networks on the planet.
From clouds to craters19 September 2019
From clouds to craters19 September 2019 This beautiful view from ESA’s Mars Express stretches from the bright, cloud-covered north pole of Mars to the contrasting hues of the northern hemisphere and the cratered terrain in the south.
Dark meets light on Mars08 August 2019
Dark meets light on Mars08 August 2019 ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues.
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars04 July 2019
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars04 July 2019 ESA’s Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north pole of the Red Planet over the last month, watching as they disperse towards the equator.
A chaos found only on Mars27 June 2019
A chaos found only on Mars27 June 2019 The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.
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...