aug 132013
Radar Reveals What Lies Beneath the Surface of Mars

  There is much more to Mars than meets the eye. By using the radar on Mars Express, we can see several kilometers below the surface to see what lies beneath.   A color image of the Hellas Planitia region of Mars; north toward top. The scene shows the Hellas plain within the 1,800- km-diameter Hellas basin, [continue reading]

jan 202013
Reull Vallis: a Former River on Mars?

  ESA’s Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera last year. High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) nadir and colour channel data taken during revolution 10657 on 14 May 2012 by ESA’s Mars Express have been combined to form a natural-colour view of Reull Vallis. Centered at [continue reading]

nov 012012
More Clues to Mars’ Wet Past

  On 6 June, the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA’s Mars Express revisited the Argyre basin, this time aiming at Nereidum Montes, some 380 km northeast of Hooke crater. The stunning rugged terrain of Nereidum Montes marks the far northern extent of Argyre, one of the largest impact basins on Mars. This computer-generated perspective view was [continue reading]