Photos of Mars: The Amazing Red Planet

Mars’ Northern Polar Regions

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

This image was acquired by the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera on 17 May 2010 and shows a part of the northern polar region of Mars at the northern hemisphere summer solstice.

Gale Crater: Future Home of Mars Rover Curiosity


NASA has selected Gale crater as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.

Gandhi Face on Mars, High-resolution

ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

Photo taken of the Gandhi face geologic feature by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Valles Marineris, Giant Canyon on Mars

Viking Project, USGS, NASA

Valles Marineris, the grand valley of Mars, extends over 1,800 miles (3,000 kilometers) long, spans as much as 370 miles (600 kilometers) across, and plunges as much as 5 miles (8 kilometers) deep.

The Face on Mars


The original 'Face on Mars' image taken by NASA's Viking 1 orbiter, in grey scale, on July, 25 1976. Image shows a remnant massif located in the Cydonia region.

Mars' Tharsis Montes Volcanoes


A view of Mars' three large Tharsis Montes volcanoes, which lie in a straight line. Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in the solar system, is at upper left.

Mars' Lake Phoenicis Lacus

ESA/DLR/FUBerlin (G. Neukum)

Phoenicis Lacus has an area of 8100 sq km (59.5 x 136 km), which corresponds to the size of Corsica. This image was obtained on July 31, 2010 using the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft.

Mud Volcanoes May Help Search for Life on Mars

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The mounds shown here, located in the Southern Acidalia Planitia, range in size between 20 and 500 meters in diameter.

Bull's-Eye on Mars Revealed

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona [Full Story]

Bull's-eye impact crater.

Water Flowed on Mars More Recently Than Thought


Melting glaciers spawned rivers on Mars as recently as several hundred million years ago. This image shows a river that sprang from a past glacier from an unnamed crater in Mars’ middle latitudes. Full Story.

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