Saturday , October 16 2021

Capture an impressive ice crater on the pole of Mars



A photo taken on Mars by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft became viral on Friday because of its spectacular nature. It's about the crater Korolev, the one that looks like a cup of milk.

The layer that is observed It is not snow, but water ice, present throughout the year at the north pole of the second closest planet to Earth.

The image is a mosaic of five tracks of different images taken in April this year, each in a different orbit by the high resolution stereo camera of the probe.

The crater It is 82 kilometers wide and is located on the plains north of Mars, very close to the dunes Olympia Undae. Its shape prevents hot air from melting the eternal layer of ice.

Its name is due to the Russian scientist Sergei Korolev, A Soviet engineer and rocket designer during the space race and who is considered the father of space technology.


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