Archive Containing Hundreds of Images of Mars Has Been Published
Exploring space have always been of interest to human history. Space related studies have been going on for centuries and they have advanced greatly by the 20th century. For this reason, the 21st century is also known as the space age. The European Space Agency, which continues to work on these studies, published an archive containing more than one hundred images of Mars. The site where the archive is located is available to everyone.
One of the main purposes of publishing images is to enable scientists to benefit from these images in their studies.
These images, captured by the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) orbiting Mars Express, contain images from 2007 to 2020. In the archive there are hundreds of photographs of Mars taken from orbit showing the wide variety of geographic features and formations found on the planet.
The Big Red
The first picture of the collage made up of the pictures above shows the dust and water layer formed at the north pole. In the second picture of the first row, the unusual cloud of Arsia Mons Elongatede gets caught in the camera. In the third picture, you can take a look at Tharsis Volcanoes. The archive, which contains more than a hundred Mars images, is currently accessible to all users.
According to that stated, the data has been calibrated, taking into account and removing the interference generated by the sensor. Additionally, changes in pixel sensitivity have been taken into account.
The VMC tool for capturing images was originally designed to serve a practical purpose. The VMC‘s first mission was to observe the landing of the Beagle 2, a British ground vehicle launched by ESA (European Space Agency) in 2003. However, the connection could not be established because the Beagle 2 was unable to accommodate two solar panels. Despite the failure of the Beagle 2 mission, VMC was redesigned to observe Mars in 2007 and has continued to collect images ever since.
You can access the entire archive here. It may take time to load because the archive is large.