It almost looks like the Mars impact crater is looking back at the European Mars Express orbiter in this recently released photo.
The European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft captured an unnamed 18.6-kilometer (30 km) vast spacecraft on Mars on April 25. ESA released a photo on the blog on June 8.
The crater’s interior holds a dark dune field in a simple surrounding environment. The colors and textures inside the crater captured by the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) reveal a wide variety of objects and recorded history.
“Taking pictures of the arteries that pass through the human eye, these channels may have carried the liquid water on Mars about 3.5-4 billion years ago,” the source said.
The crater is located at Aonia Terra, located just north of Mars. The image is a “true color” image, reflecting what the human eye can see when looking at the Mars region, with a low resolution of 46 feet (14 meters) per pixel.
The ESA blog post also included a colorful landscape image, with low-cut sections in blue and purple while high-resolution regions in white and red. The cone-shaped hills and other inconsistencies in the surface of the inner crater are signs that the internal “eye” space was previously filled with various materials.
Mars Express has been orbiting the Red Planet since December 2003, photographing and mapping the location of Mars and exploring the planet’s warm atmosphere. The spacecraft also reveals waterproofs during its scientific work.