Mars in 3D: celebrating 10 years of Mars Express

Date:4 November 2013 Tags:, ,

From the highest volcano to the deepest canyon, watch a 3D video of the Red Planet released to celebrate the 10th year that ESA’s Mars Express has orbited our planetary neighbour.

Mars Express, with DLR’s High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board, was launched on 2 June 2003 and arrived at Mars six-and-a-half months later. It has since orbited the planet nearly 12 500 times, providing scientists with unprecedented images and data collected by its suite of scientific instruments.

The data have been used to create an almost global digital topographic model of the surface, providing a unique visualisation and enabling researchers to acquire new and surprising information about the evolution of the Red Planet.

The images in this movie were taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera and the video was released by the DLR German Aerospace Centre.

Source: ESA via DLR