Editor’s note: This is a cross-post from ESA’s Mars Webcam/VMC blog; the original was published earlier today by Daniel Scuka.
Effective immediately, all Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera images – past, present and future – are released by ESA under a CC licence.
Excerpt of the ‘About us’ section of ESA’ Mars Webcam blog:
The Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) is mounted on Mars Express, ESA’s deep-space probe now orbiting the Red Planet. It originally provided simple, low-tech photos of the Beagle lander separation, and is now back in action as the ‘Mars Webcam’. It’s not a scientific instrument, but it does provide fantastic images of Mars – including crescent views of the planet not obtainable from Earth.
Video: ESA – European Space Agency, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO