European astronomers have released the icy crater on Mars (PHOTO)

Европейские астрономы опубликовали снимок ледяного кратера на Марсе (ФОТО)

In honor of the 15th anniversary of operation of the automatic station Mars Express of the European space Agency (ESA) has published pictures of the crater Korolev, taken in April on Mars.

This is stated on the official ESA website.

Crater captures High Resolution Stereo Camera. I had to spend five visits, then the Agency has collected images of the full image. The crater diameter is 82 kilometers.

Европейские астрономы опубликовали снимок ледяного кратера на Марсе (ФОТО)

As emphasized in the Agency, the crater is in the “ice trap”. In particular, it is filled with ice, the thickness of which is about 1.8 kilometers. It does not melt all year round.

The property is situated next to the dunes of Olympia, Undea that surrounds the North polar cap of Mars.

Also, earlier NASA published a picture of the gas giant Jupiter and its moon IO, which is shown in the photo in the form of tiny dots.

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