The ancient waterways of Mars could reveal the secrets of the planet’s past

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft has captured impressive images of the Holden Basin on Mars, part of a key area of ​​the ongoing search for life on the Red Planet. Images and further investigations of the area could help reveal how water once flowed across the surface of Mars.

Close-up image of the Holden Basin, taken on April 24, 2022, by Mars ExpressThe High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) shows the geological features of a former water reservoir near the 95-mile (150-kilometre) wide Holden Crater.