The European Space Agency (ESA) released a video that accounts for the size of the Korolev crater on the surface of Mars. From a recreation made with images captured by the Mars Express probe, the dimension of the crater, 82 kilometers wide and covered in snow, can be seen.
The Mars Express mission was launched on June 2, 2003 and reached the red planet six months later. The satellite fired its main engine and entered orbit on December 25 of that year. Since then, he has looked in detail at Korolev, one of the most impressive places on Mars because it is one of the few that contains solid state water.
These images taken by the Mars Express high-resolution camera comprise a composition of five different "strips" that have been combined to form a single image.
According to ESA, the crater is located in a wide region north of the red planet, “south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds the northern polar cap of Mars. The impact crater is filled with water ice throughout the year. The ground is two kilometers below its edge, enclosing a 1.8-kilometer-thick domed deposit representing a large non-polar ice deposit. "