Gazing upon Mars

Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide

Throughout our exclusive Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide, we included a number of images of Mars captured by the plethora of orbiters, landers and rovers that the nations of Earth have sent to study the planet. Here we are including a large selection of those images. Many of the images are false-color or otherwise enhanced images by the space agencies, therefore Mars may not always appear as the barren and dusty red world you are expecting it to in these photos.

Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Layered deposits at the south pole of Mars. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
Hellas Planitia. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
Layered mound in Juventae Chasma. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
Fresh impact crater near Sirenum Fossae. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
South Polar Pit or Impact Crater? Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Opportunity’s Victoria Crater panorama. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University
Curiosity at John Klein outcrop. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ken Kremer/Marco Di Lorenzo
Receding carbon dioxide ice cover. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
Ice-coated Korolev Crater. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
Eberswalde Crater river delta. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS
Victoria Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
“Smoky” Clouds on Mars. Credit: ISRO/ISSDC/Justin Cowart
Rabe Crater dune field. Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU
Tinjar Vallis. Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU
Dune in Russell Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU
Hebrus Vallis Channels. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
Valleys and ridges near Tharsis province. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin
Dune inside Lyot Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
A cloudy day on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This article appeared in the 15th issue of RocketSTEM magazine.

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