ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
Light-Toned Deposits (LTD) on the surface of Mars have been at the centre of scientific debate since their discovery by the Viking spacecraft in the late 1970's.
Published: 10 December 2008
The first set of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and ortho-images of Mars derived from HRSC data gathered during the first six months of the Mars Express mission have been released and are publically available online
Published: 6 February 2008
The Science Programme Committee at its meeting on 23 February 2007 has unanimously approved an extension of the Mars Express mission operations, pushing back the mission end date to early-May 2009.
Published: 28 February 2007
Data obtained with the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on board Mars Express has been used to produce new topographic maps of the Iani Chaos region with contour levels superimposed onto high-resolution images of the region.
Published: 13 February 2007
The MARSIS instrument on board Mars Express has found evidence of ancient buried basins in the Martian northern lowlands. The discovery provides important constraints on the geological history of the Martian crust.
Published: 14 December 2006
Published: 27 October 2006
Mars Express has obtained high resolution images of the Cydonia region which lies in the transition zone between the southern highlands and the northern plains on Mars and contains isolated remnant mounds of various shapes and sizes, including the Face on Mars massif.
Published: 21 September 2006
First release of map projected data from the HRSC camera flown on Mars Express on April 3rd, 2006
Published: 19 April 2006
Published: 17 June 2005
Bertaux et al. report in the science journal Nature that SPICAM observations of the Martian nightside limb have found the first evidence of auroral activity in the Martian atmosphere
Published: 10 June 2005
Published: 7 June 2005
Published: 11 May 2005
Published: 19 October 2004
Published: 20 September 2004
The MARSIS team has advised ESA to delay the deployment of the MARSIS radar instrument on board Mars Express, scheduled for this week.
Published: 29 April 2004
Mars Express has returned its first high resolution image of the surface of Mars - the giant canyon system Valles Marineris.
Published: 19 January 2004
The Mars Express spacecraft has not detected a signal from the Beagle 2 lander. The lander touched down on Christmas Day and a two week search has yet to find any sign that the lander is alive.
Published: 7 January 2004
Published: 6 January 2004
In the morning of 19 December, ESA's Mars Express flawlessly released the Beagle 2 lander. Beagle 2 is now on its journey towards the surface of Mars, where it is expected to land early in the morning of 25 December.
Published: 19 December 2003
As the time for Beagle 2 separation approaches a representation of the landing site is available for download. Fly over the surface of Mars and explore the planet's terrain and features in detail.
Published: 12 December 2003
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