The Southern Reaches

The south pole of Mars, as seen by the Mars Express orbiter in infrared, green, and blue light. Credit: ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) / Bill Dunford
The south pole of Mars, as seen by the Mars Express orbiter in infrared, green, and blue light.
Credit: ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) / Bill Dunford

I found this remarkable image in the data archives of the Mars Express mission, processed it for viewing on the web, and published it as part of a blog post for The Planetary Society. It’s gained a lot of attention ever since, and today the European Space Agency (ESA) featured it on their home page.

ESA has also published several other images that I made or processed, and for me the experience never gets old:

Radargram of the southern Martian highlands
Noctis Labyrinthus
A year of “Mars Webcam” photos