Tag Archives: Mars Webcam

Mars Express webcam surveys high-altitude clouds

An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21,000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet. The low-resolution camera … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Visual Monitoring Camera goes pro

In the past fortnight, the VMC camera on Mars Express has delivered some of the best images ever, showing the Martian surface in excellent detail, colour and contrast. If you’re a VMCer (and, if you’re reading this, you are!) and … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Rover craters

In the week of 18 September 2017, the low-resolution webcam on ESA’s Mars Express captured some impressive images from between 3000 km to 5000 km altitude. The image series is being used to calibrate the camera now that it has … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Mars Webcam goes pro

A modest ‘webcam’ on Mars Express has proven useful for outreach, education and citizen-science. Now ESA have decided to adopt it as a professional science instrument. Mars Express was launched in 2003 with a simple, low-resolution camera to provide visual … Continue reading

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MEX: Mars Visual Monitoring Camera back online

From the Mars Express Mars Webcam blog: Today’s post sent in by Mars Express Spacecraft Operations Engineer Simon Wood, at ESOC. The news? Ten observations slots in the next four weeks, starting today! You may have noticed that VMC has … Continue reading

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