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...
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.