Wednesday , January 27 2021

In Mars orbit, striking photographs of the icy crater are sent

The European Space Agency has published a magnificent new picture of Mars North Korolev Crater.

Images are composites created from five separate photographs taken by ESA's Mars Express orbit, which has flown on Earth's planetary planet since 2003.

The crater is 82 kilometers wide, full of 1.8 kilometers (1.8 miles) deepest point.

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Unlike other red planets, craters remain, Korolev keeps ice all year round, thanks to the cold air layer that has fallen inside the crater, cooling its contents.

This picture of ESA's Mars Express shows the Korolev crater, a 82-kilometer feature found in the northern part of Mars. This plan mosaic comprises five different observation bands connected to form one image. (ESA / DLR / FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

The Korolev Crater is named after the Soviet Russian rocket designer Sergei Korolev in the 1950s and 1960s in the space race between the USSR and the United States. He worked on the Sputnik program, which sent the first human-produced satellite to orbit and the Vostok program, where Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space in 1961.

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