Scientists have published stunning images of strange landscapes on Mars, taken by the NASA probe orbiting the Red Planet.
In one photo, scenes of cascading sedimentary rocks in stunning orange and blue colors were taken in the Meridiani Planum region, near the Martian Equator.
A topographic heat map of the planet’s surface reveals many
One of the clips shows Curiosity – a $ 2 billion NASA spacecraft – rolling through the soil of Mars on one of its missions.
The pictures were taken by NASA’s orbital Mars Probe (MRO) probe, orbiting
The space probe was charged with the task of sending detailed images of the surface of Mars to help scientists study geology and climate. MRO also helps NASA find future landing sites for Mars missions.
To take pictures, MRO uses the most powerful camera sent to another planet (HiRISE).