If you’re looking to get lost and be amazed by incredible beauty, we prepared some astonishing images of the planet Mars!
Because of it’s deep reddish glow, Mars is also known as the Red Planet. The ancient Romans admired the planet for its color and the Egyptians called her “desher”, or “the red one”.
The camera they use, that has photographed hundred of pictures of the surface of Mars and its area for 10 years, is called HiRISE. Because of how detailed the photos are, it seems as if the scientists are examining the surface from within a few feet. On one of the pictures, you can even see remains of the recent crash of Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander.
The black splotch is where the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli Mars Lander crashed and the white specks pointed out with arrows are pieces of the lander
A crater on Arcadia Planitia, a large flat region of Mars
A large chasm
Possible landing site for the Mars 2020 mission
A rainbow colored sprinkling on a Martian slope
Crater near Hydaspis chaos
Central structure of impact crater
Caterpillar dune region
Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus
Aram chaos, heavily eroded impact crater on the planet Mars
Crater with distinct infrared signature
Crater with steep slopes
Dunes in a Martian crater. The red bar is an artifact of Nasas image processing
Dunes on crater floor
False colors assigned to certain minerals make Syria Planum an inky blue that’s speckled with gold
Floor of double crater
Layered deposit in Gale crater
Mars in it’s two toned glory
Mid latitude terrain
Monitoring sand movement
Another possible landing site for the 2020 mission
Painting with frost
Potential lava flow
Rock with terrace and shadow
Scientists think this might have been pieces blown away by an impact
Search for Mars polar lander
Monitoring of a slope
Some dark rust colored dunes in Russell crater
Spiders on mounds
Those are not shadows. When buried dry ice turns to gas in warmer weather, it pushes up darker minerals to surface. Scientists call this location Inca city
Wind shaped dunes on Mars crawl across cracked soil in Nili Patera. The green bar is leftover from processing the image
The same sand dunes in full color a couple of months later
The creation of fans around dunes may help scientists understand seasonal changes on Mars
Crater near a region called Aonia Terra. Don’t you think it kinda looks like part of the Death Star?
Dune field speckled with oval shaped mineral deposits
Well preserved impact crater
Pretty incredible, don’t you agree?
Image source: Kevin Gill/Flickr