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Mars Pictures, great photos of the Planet Mars

Welcome to this part of our astronomy website. Here are some of our favorite Mars Pictures. Feel free to download any of these great pictures of Mars to your computer for personal use. We are going to be adding more Pictures of Mars on this page soon. To view the Mars Pictures in full size just click on the pictures.

 mars photo
Here is a good picture of Mars, showing the entire planet.

mars floodplain picture

View from the Mars Pathfinder Spacecraft showing a suspected floodplain on Mars.

planet Mars picture

There are lots of dry channels on Mars, and they look like Earth's river channels. Most scientists believe water once flowed on the martian surface, but new studies suggest there still may be water in some places at and under the surface.

Mars surface Mars surface sunset on mars

This Martian sunset created a red sky because dust in the thin atmosphere absorbs blue light, leaving the red to pass through, scientists say.

mars north pole

This is a wide angle view of the martian north polar cap as it appeared to the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) in early northern summer. The picture was acquired on March 13, 1999, near the start of the Mapping Phase of the MGS mission. The light-toned surfaces are residual water ice that remains through the summer season. The nearly circular band of dark material surrounding the cap consists mainly of sand dunes formed and shaped by wind.

water aquifers on mars

Stunning new images from a satellite orbiting Mars reveal that water once snuck along fractures in Mars's layered rocks.

The fractures are clearly visible in this view of Becquerel Crater, shooting through both the light- and dark-colored layers that make up the canyon's walls. The blue areas are vast sand dunes, not water.

mars labyrinth

Noctis Labyrinthus, labyrinth of the night
This image was taken by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), onboard ESA’s Mars Express imaged the Noctis Labyrinthus region, the ‘Labyrinth of the Night’ on Mars.
The HRSC took these pictures on 25 June 2006 in orbit 3155, with a ground resolution of approximately 16 m/pixel.

mars ice

A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of Mars, a team of European scientists has announced.

Their assessment is based on pictures of the planet's near-equatorial Elysium region that show plated and rutted features across an area 800 by 900km.

3D images of pack ice near the Martian equator have been taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the Mars Express probe. The detected ground features are reminiscent of fractured ice floes on Earth.

mars late spring

Late spring on Mars (centered on roughly 305 degrees longitude).

mars volcano

The largest known volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons.

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