Europe’s orbiter reveals savage Martian landscape New Scientist

A landscape gashed with valleys is revealed in the first image from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. It shows an aerial view of part of the Solar System’s grandest canyon, the Valles Marineris. The true-colour image was taken from 275 kilometres above the surface. It shows details as small as 12 metres wide in a view that stretches across 65 kilometres of the Red Planet’s surface.