A new era of Mars exploration

  • "Face" on Mars

    Image ID
    FOT836945
    Caption
    "Face" on Mars
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3000 x 1899 px
    Keywords
    space; astronomy; strange; odd, Mars, Cydonia, Red Planet, surface, solar, sol, system, planet, planets,
    Description
    MARS Cydonia -- A colour perspective view showing a naturally 'skull-shaped' formation located in Cydonia region. The image shows a remnant massif shaped - at least somewhat - like a skull. Image recorded during orbits 3253 and 1216 by the...
  • Aeolis Mensae Mars

    Image ID
    FOT837360
    Caption
    Aeolis Mensae Mars
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    5120 x 3840 px
    Keywords
    martian, Mars, Aeolis Mensae, Red Planet, surface, science, geology, geography,
    Description
    MARS Aeolis Mensae -- Mar 2007 -- The Aeolis Mensae region on the Red Planet.
  • Noctis Labyrinthus Mars

    Image ID
    FOT779137
    Caption
    Noctis Labyrinthus Mars
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    2000 x 4004 px
    Keywords
    science; astronomy; martian; surface; mro, Noctis Labyrinthus, Mars, geography,
    Description
    MARS Noctis Labyrinthus -- Oct 2009 -- Layers in the lower portion of two neighboring buttes within the Noctis Labyrinthus formation on Mars are visible in this false-colour image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on...
  • Surface of Mars

    Image ID
    FOT836944
    Caption
    Surface of Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3721 x 2391 px
    Keywords
    odd; strange; astronomy; space, Mars, ESA, planet, planets, astronomy, solar, system, sol, science, terrain, landscape, surface, Red Planet, geography, face, 3d, Cydonia,
    Description
    MARS Cydonia -- A second perspective view showing the so-called 'Face on Mars' located in Cydonia region. The image shows a remnant massif thought to have formed via landslides and an early form of debris apron formation. The massif is...
  • Surface of Mars

    Image ID
    FOT836994
    Caption
    Surface of Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    22348 x 5771 px
    Keywords
    space; martian; panorama; panoramas; landscape; landscapes; planetary; science; astronomy; geography; stones; rocks; sand, Mars, Red Planet, Martian,
    Description
    MARS -- 2006 -- Since April of 2006, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has been sojourning in a place called "Winter Haven," where the robotic geologist spent several months parked on a north-facing slope in order to keep its solar...
  • Aeolis Mensae Mars

    Image ID
    FOT837353
    Caption
    Aeolis Mensae Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    8000 x 2618 px
    Keywords
    martian, Aeolis Mensae, region, Red Planet, Mars, space, planet, planets, solar, sol, system, astronomy, exploration, science,
    Description
    MARS Aeolis Mensae -- Mar 2007 -- Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) has provided snapshots of the Aeolis Mensae region on the Red Planet. This area, well-known for its features that reflect the result of the activity of wind on the arid...
  • Aeolis Mensae Mars

    Image ID
    FOT837354
    Caption
    Aeolis Mensae Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    5120 x 3968 px
    Keywords
    martian, Aeolis Mensae, Mars, Red Planet, surface, terrain, landscape, science, geography, valley, crater, craters, mountains,
    Description
    MARS Aeolis Mensae -- Mar 2007 -- Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) has provided snapshots of the Aeolis Mensae region on the Red Planet. The region, imaged on 26 and 29 March 2007, during Mars Express orbit number 4136 and 4247 --...
  • Tyrrhena Terra Mars

    Image ID
    FOT837355
    Caption
    Tyrrhena Terra Mars
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    6000 x 3318 px
    Keywords
    martian, Mars, Tyrrhena Terra, surface, sol system, solar system, space, satellite,
    Description
    MARS Tyrrhena Terra -- 10 May 2007 -- The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), ESA?s Mars Express obtained images of the Tyrrhena Terra Impact region on Mars.
  • Deuteronilus Mensae Mars

    Image ID
    FOT837357
    Caption
    Deuteronilus Mensae Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    2953 x 1825 px
    Keywords
    martian; lakes; features; water; h2o; life, Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars, Red Planet, features, landscape, terrain, science, space, Mars Express, satellite, Arabia Terra,
    Description
    MARS Deuteronilus Mensae -- 14 Mar 2005 -- This image shows the Deuteronilus Mensae region on Mars, an area primarily characterized by glacial features. It was taken on 14 March 2005 (orbit number 1483) by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC)...
  • Deuteronilus Mensae Mars

    Image ID
    FOT837359
    Caption
    Deuteronilus Mensae Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    2953 x 2362 px
    Keywords
    life; h2o; water; features; lakes; martian, perspective view, Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars, Mars Express, water, science, landscape, features, surface, terrain, crater, ice,
    Description
    MARS Deuteronilus -- 14 Mar 2005 -- This image shows a perspective view of the Deuteronilus Mensae region on Mars. It was taken on 14 March 2005 by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard ESA?s Mars Express with a ground resolution of...
  • Medusa Fossae Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839244
    Caption
    Medusa Fossae Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3425 x 2037 px
    Keywords
    martian; geography; satellite; space; Medusa Fossae; Mars; planet; planets; solar system; Red Planet; surface; science
    Description
    MARS Medusa Fossae -- This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA?s Mars Express spacecraft, shows part of the Medusa Fossae formation and adjacent areas at the highland-lowland boundary on Mars. The HRSC obtained this...
  • Juventae Chasma Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839245
    Caption
    Juventae Chasma Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3425 x 2212 px
    Keywords
    space; satellite; geography; martian; Juventae Chasma; Mars; Martian; odd; strange; terraces; geology; science; Lunae Planum; Sol System; Solar System; planet; planets; Red Planet
    Description
    MARS Juventae Chasma -- 26 Mar 2004 -- Perspective view of the mountain in Juventae Chasma, thought to be composed of sulphates, looking north-east. The HRSC obtained this image on 26 March 2004 during orbit 243 with a ground resolution of approximately...
  • Aureum Chaos Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839246
    Caption
    Aureum Chaos Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3307 x 2273 px
    Keywords
    martian; geography; satellite; space; Aureum Chaos; Mars; science; geology; martian; Sol System; Solar System; landscape; surface; planet; planets; Red Planet
    Description
    MARS Aureum Chaos -- The HRSC obtained this image of Aureum Chaos during orbit 456 with a resolution of approximately 25 metres per pixel. The scene shows an area located at about 3
  • Crater Holden Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839247
    Caption
    Crater Holden Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3189 x 2094 px
    Keywords
    space; satellite; geography; martian; Mars; Red Planet; satellite; science; Sol System; Solar System; surface; Crater Holden; crater; craters
    Description
    MARS -- This perspective view of the rim of Crater Holden was taken by Mars Express on 14 June 2004. It looks south, the alluvial fan can be seen in the centre, and the channel system of Uzboi Vallis is visible at right. The rim of the crater has been...
  • Promethei Terra Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839248
    Caption
    Promethei Terra Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    5120 x 3928 px
    Keywords
    space; satellite; geography; martian; Promethei Terra; Mars; Hellas Basin; geology; Red Planet; martian; science; Sol System; Solar System
    Description
    MARS Promethei Terra -- This perspective image was acquired by ESA's Mars Express during orbit 451 from an altitude of 590 kilometres with an original resolution of 29 metres per pixel. The unusual 'hourglass'-shaped structure, seen here...
  • Tithonium Chasma Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839562
    Caption
    Tithonium Chasma Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3805 x 2000 px
    Keywords
    martian; geography; satellite; space; Mars; science; Sol System; Solar System; geology; geography; surface; unusual, Valles Marineris, Tithonium Chasma,
    Description
    MARS Valles Marineris -- This image shows part of Tithonium Chasma, a major trough at the western end of the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars. The green areas are possibly vegetation as each pixel represents 12 metres -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / ESA
  • Crater Galle Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839564
    Caption
    Crater Galle Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3508 x 2687 px
    Keywords
    martian; geography; satellite; space, Crater Galle, Mars, surface, science, Sol system, Solar System, features, astronomy, planetary, exploration, ESA, Red Planet, planet, planets, geology, desert,
    Description
    MARS Crater Galle -- Perspective view of Crater Galle looking north. This image was obtained by the HRSC on ESA's Mars Express and has a ground resolution ranging from 10-20 metres per pixel -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / ESA
  • Crater Galle Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839565
    Caption
    Crater Galle Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3508 x 2681 px
    Keywords
    space; satellite; geography; martian, Crater Galle, Mars, surface, science, Sol system, Solar System, features, astronomy, planetary, exploration, ESA, Red Planet, planet, planets, geology, desert,
    Description
    MARS Crater Galle -- This perspective view of Crater Galle was obtained by the HRSC on ESA's Mars Express and has a ground resolution ranging from 10-20 metres per pixel. The image shows several parallel gullies, possible evidence for liquid water...
  • Crater Galle Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839567
    Caption
    Crater Galle Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3508 x 2688 px
    Keywords
    martian; geography; satellite; space, Crater Galle, Mars, surface, science, Sol system, Solar System, features, astronomy, planetary, exploration, ESA, Red Planet, planet, planets, geology, desert,
    Description
    MARS Crater Galle -- Close-up view of Crater Galle, lying to the east of the Argyre Planitia impact basin and south-west of the Wirtz and Helmholtz craters
  • Kasei Valles Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839648
    Caption
    Kasei Valles Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    4667 x 2854 px
    Keywords
    satellite; geography; alien; system; sol; solar; martian; space
    Description
    MARS Kasei Valles -- 26 Feb 2005 -- This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, shows the region of Kasei Valles, one of the biggest outflow channel systems on Mars. The HRSC obtained this...
  • MARS Valles Marineris

    Image ID
    FOT839651
    Caption
    MARS Valles Marineris
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    alien; system; sol; solar; martian; space; geography; satellite
    Description
    MARS Valles Marineris -- 02 May 2004 -- This High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft is from the central area of the Mars canyon called Valles Marineris. The images were taken at a resolution of approximately 16...
  • MARS Mangala Valles

    Image ID
    FOT839653
    Caption
    MARS Mangala Valles
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2000 px
    Keywords
    science; landscape; alien; sol; solar; martian; space; geography; satellite, MARS, Mangala Valles
    Description
    MARS Mangala Valles -- c.2005 -- This image of fluvial surface features at Mangala Valles on Mars was obtained by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / ESA The image was taken...
  • MARS Huygens Crater

    Image ID
    FOT839654
    Caption
    MARS Huygens Crater
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3426 x 2422 px
    Keywords
    science; landscape; alien; sol; solar; martian; space; geography; satellite; h2o; water
    Description
    MARS Huygens Crater -- 20 Jun 2004 -- This image of the eastern rim of the Martian impact crater Huygens was taken during orbit 532 on 20 June 2004 with a ground resolution of approximately 70 metres per pixel. The displayed region is centred around...
  • MARS Valles Marineris

    Image ID
    FOT839655
    Caption
    MARS Valles Marineris
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    6850 x 1940 px
    Keywords
    water; h2o; satellite; geography; space; martian; solar; sol; alien; landscape; science
    Description
    MARS Valles Marineris -- 26 May 2004 -- This image shows the western end of the canyons Tithonium Chasma and Ius Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris canyon system, which are up to 5. 5 kilometres deep. The image was taken on 26 May 2004 during orbit...
  • MARS Valles Marineris

    Image ID
    FOT839657
    Caption
    MARS Valles Marineris
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3307 x 2247 px
    Keywords
    science; landscape; alien; sol; solar; martian; space; geography; satellite; water
    Description
    MARS Valles Marineris -- 26 May 2004 -- This perspective view shows the western end of the canyons Tithonium Chasma and Ius Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris canyon system. This view is looking east, and the dark, layered material, the so-called...
  • MARS Valles Marineris

    Image ID
    FOT839658
    Caption
    MARS Valles Marineris
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3508 x 2163 px
    Keywords
    water; satellite; geography; space; martian; solar; sol; alien; landscape; science
    Description
    MARS Valles Marineris -- 24 May 2004 -- This perspective view, looking east, was taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA?s Mars Express spacecraft. It shows the detailed structure of Coprates Catena, a southern part of the Valles...
  • Gusev Crater panorama Mars

    Image ID
    FOT839762
    Caption
    Gusev Crater panorama Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    22348 x 2744 px
    Keywords
    space; martian; exploration; rovers; surface; robotic; robots, panorama, Spirit Rover, Red Planet, Mars, NASA, Husband Hill, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, MER Spirit, Gusev Crater,
    Description
    MARS -- Nov 2005 -- In late November 2005 while descending "Husband Hill," NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took the most detailed panorama so far of the "Inner Basin," the rover's next target destination. Spirit...
  • Dust devils on Mars

    Image ID
    FOT969719
    Caption
    Dust devils on Mars
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    2560 x 1920 px
    Keywords
    MRO; Mars; Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; NASA; desert; dunes; dust devils; exploration; geography; patterns; planet; planets; satellite; solar system; space; surface; tornados; weather; whirlwinds
    Description
    MARS -- 26 Oct 2009 -- This high-resolution picture from the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows twisting dark trails criss-crossing light-colored terrain on the Martian surface. Newly formed trails like these had presented...
  • MARS Noctis Labyrinthus -- 2009 -- This colorful scene is si

    Image ID
    FOT1146079
    Caption
    MARS Noctis Labyrinthus -- 2009 -- This colorful scene is si
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    2880 x 1800 px
    Keywords
    noctis; labyrinthus; Mars; Martian; surface; satellite; geography; science; Valles; Marineris; Tharsis; Rise; geology; planet; planets; solar; Sol; system; space; dunes; windblown
    Description
    MARS Noctis Labyrinthus -- 2009 -- This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system. Targeting the bright rimmed bedrock knobs, the...
  • The Martian

    Image ID
    FOT1363037
    Caption
    The Martian
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3717 x 2000 px
    Keywords
    ; The Martian ; film ; movie ; stills ; Matt Daemon ; Ridley Scott ; films ; movies ; science ; fiction ; Mars ; technology
    Description
    Handout image still from the upcoming movie The Martian directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Daemon. Several of the technologies in the film are currently being developed by NASA -- Picture by Atlas Photo Archive/Fox
  • The Martian

    Image ID
    FOT1363038
    Caption
    The Martian
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3717 x 2000 px
    Keywords
    ; The Martian ; film ; movie ; stills ; Matt Daemon ; Ridley Scott ; films ; movies ; science ; fiction ; Mars ; technology
    Description
    Handout image still from the upcoming movie The Martian directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Daemon. Several of the technologies in the film are currently being developed by NASA -- Picture by Atlas Photo Archive/Fox
  • The Martian

    Image ID
    FOT1363039
    Caption
    The Martian
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Jonathan Mitchell
    Dimensions
    3717 x 2000 px
    Keywords
    ; The Martian ; film ; movie ; stills ; Matt Daemon ; Ridley Scott ; films ; movies ; science ; fiction ; Mars ; technology
    Description
    Handout image still from the upcoming movie The Martian directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Daemon. Several of the technologies in the film are currently being developed by NASA -- Picture by Atlas Photo Archive/Fox