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Photos: Red Planet Views from Europe's Mars Express

Hebes Chasma Topography

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

This color-coded topography map shows the relative heights and depths of features in and around Hebes Chasma. White and red show the highest terrains, while blue and purple show the deepest. This region of Mars was imaged by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express on eight occasions between 2004 and 2009 to create this new mosaic. Image released Oct. 10, 2013.

Becquerel Crater on Mars

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Prominent patches of wind-blown dust, possibly mixed with volcanic ash, radiate from Becquerel crater and into a neighbouring crater. Image released Sept. 9, 2013.

Color-Coded Elevation Model of Olympus Mons

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Germany's Mars Express spacecraft arrived at the red planet in 2003.

Juventae Chasma Perspective

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

The largest layered mound in Juventae Chasma on Mars is seen here in close-up perspective view. Image released Dec. 12, 2013.

Hebes Chasma Landslides

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

A flat-topped mesa is located in the centre of Hebes Chasma and rises to a similar height as the surrounding plains. Exposed within the walls of the mesa are layers of sediments deposited by wind and water. Numerous grooves are etched into the mountain, suggesting the material is weak and easily eroded. The walls of Hebes Chasma are also weak – a large landslide dominates the right side of this image. Image released Oct. 10, 2013.

Becquerel Crater Topography

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

This color-coded topography map shows the relative heights and depths of features in and around Becquerel crater. White and red are the highest terrains, while blue and purple are the deepest, such as inside large impact craters. A decrease in overall elevation is seen towards the north (right) side of the image; this region occupies the transition zone between the southern highlands and the northern lowlands of Mars. Image released May 9, 2013.

Landslides in Crater of Tagus Valles on Mars

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

One of the deepest craters in the region of Tagus Valles lies in the foreground of this perspective view. Numerous landslides have occurred within this crater, leaving grooves in the crater wall as material slumped to the floor below. Image released Jan. 8, 2013.

Mars Express Mission Highlights

Images of Mars, Phobos & Deimos: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Operations and science highlights from ESA’s Mars Express mission, which celebrated 10 years since launch on June 2, 2013. The central image of Mars is composed from images taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) images, which has mapped around 95% of the planet’s surface. The images of Phobos and Deimos were also taken by the HRSC. Image released June 3, 2013.

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