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Forces Of Martian Nature
2014-07-11 03:24:38

The surface of Mars is pocked and scarred with giant impact craters and rocky ridges, as shown in this new image from ESA’s Mars Express that borders the giant Hellas basin in the planet’s southern hemisphere.

Images Beneath Mars Surface
2013-08-12 12:09:33

A newly released image from the ESA offered a groundbreaking peek under the surface of Mars courtesy of the Mars Express orbiter.

Mars Express Orbiter Snaps Image Of River-Like Formation On Surface Below
2013-01-18 16:04:26

The European Space Agency's Mars Express has offered up a high-resolution photo of a river-like structure on Mars. The spacecraft used its high-resolution stereo camera last year to snap an image of Reull Vallis on the Red Planet.

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2010-06-08 13:45:00

Scientists have found further evidence that massive seas once existed on Mars.

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2009-07-24 07:25:00

The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera imaged a region close to Ma’adim Vallis, one of the largest canyons on Mars, finding craters, lava flows and tectonic features.

2008-11-20 13:05:00

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2008-11-20 13:50:00

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet.

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2008-09-22 13:40:00

Scientists are now able to better explain why Mars’s residual southern ice cap is misplaced, thanks to data from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft - the martian weather system is to blame. And so is the largest impact crater on Mars – even though it is nowhere near the south pole.

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2008-06-25 16:45:00

New analysis of Mars' terrain using NASA spacecraft observations reveals what appears to be by far the largest impact crater ever found in the solar system.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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