The cratered surface of the planet Mars (artist's impression)

This detailed rendered artist's view of the planet Mars, based on high-resolution spacecraft imaging, reveals some of the many craters that cover much of its surface. Recently initiatives that capitalise on the public’s interest in space and astronomy have proliferated, some putting a price tag on naming space objects and their features, such as Mars craters. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) would like to emphasise that such initiatives go against the spirit of free and equal access to space, as well as against internationally recognised regulations.

Credit:

IAU/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:
iau1402a
Type:
Artwork
Release date:
26 February 2014, 09:01
Related releases:
iau1402
Related announcements:
ann14002
Size:
3000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:
Mars
Type:
• Solar System : Planet
• X - Press Release Images


Image Formats

Large JPEG
895.9 KB
Screensize JPEG
122.4 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
137.6 KB
1280x1024
206.4 KB
1600x1200
305.5 KB
1920x1200
405.7 KB
2048x1536
474.0 KB

Also see our