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ESA releases stunning flyover video of the Korolev crater covered with a thick layer of water ice

Take a trip to Mars! ESA releases stunning flyover video of Korolev Crater which is 51 miles wide and covered with a thick layer of water ice

  • Mars is home to the Korolev Crater, a frozen depression in the north
  • The depression is about 51 miles wide and more than a mile deep
  • ESA has released a stunning video of a detailed flyover of the frozen crater

It may take years or even decades for humans to step on Mars, but now you can take a trip to the Red Planet without leaving your home.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has made a stunning video with a detailed flyover of the frozen crater, Korolev.

Located in the northern lowlands, the depression is 51 miles wide, more than a mile deep, and covered with a layer of thick water ice.

The visualization begins with a shot of Mars and then skates around Korolev for a spectacular view of the frozen cave.

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It may take years or even decades for humans to step on Mars, but now you can take a trip to the Red Planet without leaving your home. The European Space Agency (ESA) has made a stunning video with a detailed flyover of the frozen crater, Korole

It may take years or even decades for humans to step on Mars, but now you can take a trip to the Red Planet without leaving your home. The European Space Agency (ESA) has made a stunning video with a detailed flyover of the frozen crater, Korole

“This movie was made with an image mosaic made from single-orbit observations from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on Mars Express, which was first published in December 2018,” ESA said in a statement.

The mosaic combines data from the HRSC nadir and color channels; the nadir channel is perpendicular to the surface of Mars, as if looking straight down. ‘

Just south of a large stretch of dune-filled terrain that encircles part of the planet’s northern polar cap (known as Olympia Undae), ESA says it is “ a particularly well-preserved example of a Martian crater. ”

It is not filled with snow, but with ice, centered with a mountain of water ice about 5,000 feet thick all year round.

It starts with a snapshot of Mars orbiting the dark abyss that is space and then we see a white dot in the dust planet, the Korolev crater

It starts with a snapshot of Mars orbiting the dark abyss that is space and then we see a white dot in the dust planet, the Korolev crater

It starts with a snapshot of Mars orbiting the dark abyss that is space and then we see a white dot in the dust planet, the Korolev crater

Located in the northern lowlands, the depression is 51 miles wide, more than a mile deep, and covered with a layer of thick water ice. The visualization begins with a shot of Mars and then skates around Korolev for a spectacular view of the frozen cave.

Located in the northern lowlands, the depression is 51 miles wide, more than a mile deep, and covered with a layer of thick water ice. The visualization begins with a shot of Mars and then skates around Korolev for a spectacular view of the frozen cave.

Located in the northern lowlands, the depression is 51 miles wide, more than a mile deep, and covered with a layer of thick water ice. The visualization begins with a shot of Mars and then skates around Korolev for a spectacular view of the frozen cave.

The deepest parts of the Korolev Crater, which contain ice, act as a natural cold trap: the air moving over the ice deposit cools and sinks, creating a layer of cold air directly above the ice itself.

This layer acts as a shield and helps the ice to remain stable and prevents it from heating up and disappearing.

Air is a poor conductor of heat, exacerbates this effect and keeps the Korolev crater permanently freezing cold.

Just south of a large stretch of dune-filled terrain that encircles part of the planet's northern polar cap (known as Olympia Undae), ESA says it is `` a particularly well-preserved example of a Martian crater.

Just south of a large stretch of dune-filled terrain that encircles part of the planet's northern polar cap (known as Olympia Undae), ESA says it is `` a particularly well-preserved example of a Martian crater.

Just south of a large stretch of dune-filled terrain that encircles part of the planet’s northern polar cap (known as Olympia Undae), ESA says it is “ a particularly well-preserved example of a Martian crater.

The crater is named after chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, the father of Soviet space technology

The crater is named after chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, the father of Soviet space technology

The crater is named after chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, the father of Soviet space technology

It starts with a snapshot of Mars orbiting the dark abyss that is space and then we see a white spot in the dust planet, the Korolev Crater.

The film goes deeper and takes us through the cave to take in every inch of the spectacular view.

The crater was named after chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, the father of Soviet space technology.

Korolev worked on a number of well-known missions, including the Sputnik Program – the first artificial satellites ever to orbit Earth, in 1957 and the following years, the Vostok and Vokshod Human Space Exploration Programs ( Vostok was the spacecraft carrying the very first human, Yuri Gagarin, in 1961) and the first interplanetary missions to the Moon, Mars and Venus.

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