From the highest volcano to the deepest canyon, from impact craters to ancient river beds and lava flows, a new showcase of images from ESA’s Mars Express takes you on an unforgettable journey across the Red Planet.
Mars Express was launched in June 2003 and arrived at Mars six-and-a-half months later. It has since orbited the planet nearly 12,500 times, providing scientists with unprecedented images and data collected by its suite of scientific instruments.
The data have been used to create an almost global digital topographic model of the surface, providing a unique visualization and enabling researchers to acquire new and surprising information about the evolution of the Red Planet.
The images in this movie were taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera and it was released by DLR, the German Aerospace Center as part of the ‘10 years of Mars Express celebrations’ in June 2013. Credits :ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).