The com­mem­o­ra­tive map cel­e­brat­ing a decade at Mars

All About Space - - Mars Express -

2013 cel­e­brated an im­pres­sive ten years of the Mars Ex­press or­biter at Mars. This ac­knowl­edged Europe’s first and finest space ex­plo­ration mis­sion and, as part of the achieve­ment, a near-com­plete topo­graph­i­cal map of the planet’s sur­face was pro­duced, which com­bined data from al­most 12,500 or­bits.

This map flaunts some re­mark­able sites on the Mar­tian sur­face, cour­tesy of the HRSC in­stru­ment. These sights in­clude Valles Marineris, Olym­pus Mons and other craters and moun­tains, as well as an­cient river beds and lava flows.

Valles Marineris is a huge canyon that runs across Mars’ equa­tor

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