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Martian pits could provide haven for life

ESA’s Mars Express has discovered a series of 'pit-chains' in the Tharsis region of Mars that could, says ESA, be tempting targets in the search for microbial life. read more
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Mars Express acquires sharpest images of martian moon Phobos

Academics / Astronomy : Space Photos (6 years ago)

Description: Mars Express closed in on the intriguing martian moon Phobos at 6:50 CEST on 23 July, flying past at 2.96 km/s, only 100 km from the centre of the moon. The ESA spacecraft’s fly-bys of the moon have returned its most de... Read Post

Underground explosions blamed for Martian craters

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (last year)

Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside these two large martian impact craters, recently imaged by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express. read more Read Post

Wired Space Photo of the Day: Exploding Ice Forms Pits in Mars Craters

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (last year)

Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside these two large martian impact craters, imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 4 January. Read Post


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