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15 Years Imaging Mars

On January 10, 2004, the first of thousands of detailed images of the Martian surface was captured by the High Resolution Stereo Camera.

Flight over Neukum Crater

The impact crater Neukum - named after the German planetary scientist Gerhard Neukum - is located in the densely cratered Southern Highlands on Mars.

North polar ice cap

The north polar ice cap of Mars appears like a gigantic spiral out of ice and snow. Dark troughs in which dust and deposits accumulated, alternate with white, ice-covered mounds.

Outflow channel Mawrth Vallis

A candidate landing site for ESA’s mission ExoMars 2020 is the billion years old landscape in Mawrth Vallis, situated at the boundary of the southern highlands.

Schiaparelli landing site

On 14 March 2016 the European Mars mission ExoMars 2016 was launched. The landing module Schiaparelli is scheduled to arrive at Mars in October 2016.

Atlantis Chaos

The Atlantis basin in the southern highlands likely owes its existence to an asteroid impact that took place in the early history of Mars.

Becquerel Crater

This animation features Becquerel crater on our neighbor planet Mars. On the floor of the crater sediments build a pile of nearly 1000 meters.

Hydraotes Chaos

Among the most interesting landforms on Mars are features referred to as 'chaotic terrain'. Dozens or even hundreds of isolated mountains are scattered in these extensive regions.

15 years Cassini-Huygens

This video highlights sights and sounds from the mission. The spacecraft Cassini launched 15 years ago and has been exploring the Saturnian system since 2004 successfully.