Photos: Red Planet Views from Europe's Mars Express

Mars Express Probe Suffers Radar Deployment Snag


An artist's conception of the Mars Express craft with the MARSIS antenna in place.

Wind and Snow Do Strange Things on Mars

ESA/ Image Courtesy of F. Altieri (IFSI-INAF) and the OMEGA team.

This mosaic of images taken by an instrument aboard ESA's Mars Express shows the residual south polar cap at the end of the northern winter on Mars.

Mysterious Mars Moon a Pile of Rubble

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

On July 23 2008, the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the ESA’s Mars Express took the highest-resolution full-disc image yet of the surface of the moon Phobos.

Mars Orbiter Spies Rust Deposits


This map shows the Aram Chaos region of Mars, where ESA's Mars Express found mineralogical evidence for large-scale deposits of ferric oxides (commonly known as 'rust' on Earth) and sulfates. The inset indicates the location of Aram Chaos on a MOLA topographic map of Mars.

Rugged, Scarred Terrain Seen in New Mars Images

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Mars Express flew over the boundary between Kasei Valles and Sacra Fossae and imaged the region, acquiring spectacular views of the chaotic terrain in the area. The images are centred at 12°N/ 285°E and have a ground resolution of about 69 feet (21 m) per pixel.

New Photos Show Potential Landing Sites on Mars Moon

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

The ESA spacecraft Mars Express took this new image of the Phobos-Grunt landing area on March 7, 2010. The insert marks the proposed landing region and sites for Phobos-Grunt. See the full story.

Mars Moon Phobos Likely Forged by Catastrophic Blast

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

The ESA spacecraft Mars Express took this image of Phobos on March 7, 2010. This image has been enhanced for seeing features in the less-illuminated part of the moon.

mars express phobos

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

The view of Phobos from all five channels on Mars Express' High Resolution Stereo Camera.

Scientists Seek Scent of Life in Methane at Mars


Europe’s Mars Express is circling the red planet, geared to detect gases within the martian atmosphere.

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.

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