Sunday, December 23, 2018

Photo of the Week

Article Written By: Kyle Tam


   From the NewsoftheUniverse Team, we would like to bid our viewers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! To celebrate this festive season, we would like to present a special Photo of the Week as photographed by the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft.
   Shown in the image above, a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow is visible. This wonderful pile of ice water is known as Korolev crater located on Mars. It is 82 kilometres across and found in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet. Within this well-preserved Martian crater is a mound of water ice some 1.8 kilometres thick all year round.
   Photographed using Mars Express' High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), this view of Korolev crater is composed of five different 'strips' that were combined to form a single image.
   For more information on this fantastic photo, be sure to check out the detailed description on the ESA website as well as more excellent photography from Mars Express here: 
Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin

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  1. Happy holidays to "the news of the universe" team too, from a new fan of the site :)