If you’re looking for solitude and beauty, there’s nowhere better than the surface of Mars. Mars has earned the nickname the red planet, but the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) can transform subtle differences in soils into a rainbow of colors.
For 10 years, HiRISE has captured wonderful – and scientifically valuable – images of Mars. Their photos are so detailed that scientists can examine the planet’s features at the scale of just a few meters, including the recent crash site of the Schiaparelli Mars spacecraft in Europe. October, to bring you some of the best – and we hope to help you temporarily escape Earth. NASA / JPL / University of Arizona