Images of Mars continue to improve with various probes aboard orbiters and rovers probing the Red Planet, giving us ever deeper and more realistic views. After an interactive map that lets you explore Mars like never before, here’s a great atlas from a mix of more than 3,000 images collected by the United Arab Emirates Martian Mission’s Hope probe.
Launched in 2020, the Al-Amal Survey (hope in English) atmosphere and climate orbiting Mars between 20,000 and 43,000 km. This distance exceeds the evolution of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which makes it possible to get a glimpse of the red planet.
” Hope orbits Mars in an elliptical orbit, which allows it to observe the planet from a greater distance than other spacecraft. This strategic position helps researchers build a global picture of the planet Dimitra Adri, a researcher at the NYU Space Science Center in Abu Dhabi, says:
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Lots of photo selection work
Thanks to its high-resolution EXI (Emirates Exploration Imager) color camera, the Hope probe produces images at multiple wavelengths that reveal geological details such as mountains, volcanoes, traces of ancient rivers and lakes, or impact craters. Natural colors.
Dimitra Adri and his team had a tough job putting the images together with the same lighting environment. To do this, they developed a method that they believe could be used by other space probes in the future.