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New Views of Martian Weather

We have some new images from the Mars Express orbiter, added to the collection just last week. As always, they’re beautiful. This time, I noticed something of a pattern in the latest shots: lots of weather. Mars may or may

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The Mists of Mars

This entry originally appeared as a guest post on The Planetary Society site. Late last month, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona witnessed a rare and spectacular sight. A temperature inversion (where a layer of cold air is

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The Northern Reaches

Beautiful maps – and photos – of Mars

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Riding Along With Mars Express

Take a spin around the Red Planet with the trusty orbiter.

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A Turn of the Kaleidoscope

“You know what Mars is? It’s like a thing I got for Christmas seventy years ago–don’t know if you ever had one–they called them kaleidoscopes, bits of crystal and cloth and beads and pretty junk. You held it up to

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