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HRSC: Crater named for Gerhard Neukum, Mars Express founder

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. The International Astronomical Union named the 102 km-wide crater in the Noachis Terra region … Continue reading

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HRSC: Mars upside down

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 … Continue reading

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HRSC: Fracture swarms on Mars

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA’s Mars Express in March. They extend … Continue reading

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HRSC: Colorful dunes on wind-swept Mars

Dunes are prominent indicators of prevailing winds, as can be seen on this crater floor on Mars, imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 16 May. Depressions such as impact craters can act as traps for sediments that have been blown … Continue reading

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HRSC: Crashing into martian mud

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. Impacts of comets and asteroids have shaped the surfaces of rocky planets and moons over the Solar System’s 4.6 billion … Continue reading

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HRSC: Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise

An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions. The images, taken on 9 April by the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA’s Mars Express, show the Thaumasia mountains … Continue reading

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HRSC: Tributes to wetter times on Mars

A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESA’s Mars Express. This section of the Libya Montes region, which sits on the equator at the boundary of the southern … Continue reading

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HRSC: Window to a watery past

This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet. The scene, captured by ESA’s Mars Express, is a composite of two images taken in March 2007 and February 2017. It focuses … Continue reading

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HRSC: Crater triplets

At first glance this scene may seem nothing out of the ordinary, but the large elongated crater marks the imprint of an impacting body that may have broken into three before it hit Mars. The images were acquired by ESA’s … Continue reading

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HRSC: Remnants of a mega-flood

ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet. The Kasei Valles channel system extends around 3000 km from its source region in Echus Chasma – which lies east of the … Continue reading

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