Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Martian Vistas: Ancient Water Flows and Ice

The ESA's Mars Express spacecraft is sending back an absolute treasure trove of incredible photographic data. Check out these images showing everything from ice trapped in craters, to dried flood planes.

Perspective view of a glacial feature ìn Deuteronilus Mensae
This image taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express, shows a perspective view of a glacial feature located in Deuteronilus Mensae. The image is centred at a 37.92º North latitude and 24.61º East longitude (click on image for high-res version) Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Residual water ice in Vastitas Borealis Crater
This HRSC image provides a perspective view of residual water ice on the floor of Vastitas Borealis Crater on Mars. The image is centred at 70.17º North latitude and 103.21º East longitude. Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

More details at the ESA site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is so clear it makes you feel like taking a dip! Phil