A massive ice-filled hole on the surface of Mars has been revealed in images beamed back from a spacecraft orbiting the red planet.
The European Space Agency shared the images captured by its Mars Express probe which show a giant crater called ‘Korolev’ on the surface of the Red Planet on their social media handle.
“A beautiful #winter wonderland… on #Mars!” the ESA tweeted.
A beautiful #winter wonderland… on #Mars! This ice-filled crater was imaged by our Mars Express spacecraft. Korolev crater is 82 kilometres across and found in the northern lowlands of Mars.
More images: https://t.co/48Czjh80Qb pic.twitter.com/5KDQ1PJ0jt
— ESA (@esa) December 20, 2018
The crater has been named after chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, dubbed the father of Soviet space technology. Read more