Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mars from VMC, February 29, 2016

Mars from VMC, February 29, 2016
Mars from VMC, February 29, 2016 After a long hiatus, Mars Express' Visual Monitoring Camera returned to work on Leap Day, 2016, taking a photo of Mars in late northern summer. The bright feature at the top is the north polar cap. At center right is the Elysium volcanic complex. Gale crater, home to the Curiosity rover, is visible to the south of Elysium. This is a stack of three VMC images, enlarged to 150% of the original size. ESA / Emily Lakdawalla

A few of the visible features:

Features visible in February 29, 2016 VMC image of Mars
Features visible in February 29, 2016 VMC image of Mars ESA / Emily Lakdawalla

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