Incredible Images of Mars

It’s well known I’m a space geek, and these latest images from the ESA’s Mars Express blew me away. Taken by the 9 year old Mars satellite, the images provide amazing detail of our planetary cousin. Click the photos to see them large.

Via Space Fellowship:

New images from ESA’s Mars Express show the Syrtis Major region on Mars. Once thought to be a sea of water, the region is now known to be a volcanic province dating back billions of years.

Syrtis Major can be spotted from Earth even with relatively small telescopes – the near-circular dark area on the planet stretches over 1300 x 1500 km.

Image showing elevation

If you have a pair of 3D glasses (I do!), put them on. Wow.