Mars Express HRSC images

Perspective view in the Colles Nili region on Mars

This perspective view in the Colles Nili region on Mars was generated from the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA’s Mars Express. Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Following its arrival at the Red Planet in December 2003, imagery from ESA’s ongoing Mars Express mission has proved immensely popular, with the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the spacecraft playing a major role. Since January 2004, ESA and its partners at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) have been jointly publishing colour, stereo pictures of the martian surface from orbit, both still and moving, which are available under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO licence and can be found at ESA space in images. More info is also available via the original blogpost.

Follow this link to browse almost 700 hi-res images

Mars Express HRSC data is available via ESA’s Planetary Science Archive (PSA).

ESA’s PSA has global Maps of Mars here.

A map based download of HRSC data and software tools are also provided by FU Berlin Planetary Sciences.

VMC images

All Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera images are released by ESA under a CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO licence: More info on this ‘ordinary camera in an extraordinary place’ is available at ESA’s Mars Webcam Blog, the Flickr gallery is here.

Also read the original blog post.