apr 122013
 
Explosive Crater Twins on Mars

  Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside two large martian impact craters, here imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 4 January. High-Resolution Stereo Camera nadir and color channel data taken during orbit 11467 on 4 January 2013 by ESA’s Mars Express have been combined to produce this color view of two craters, both [continue reading]

jul 292012
 
Researchers Exploring Martian 'Oddities'

  Investigating extremely detailed images of Mars produced by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera – the largest-ever carried on a deep space mission – researchers from Western have discovered further evidence linking subsurface volatiles, such as water or ice, to previously recognized (but thought to be rare) pits, which commonly arise on [continue reading]