Sunday, August 13, 2017

HD images from Mars 2030 VR experience

Mars 2030 VR is the latest education-focused virtual reality simulation set on Mars. It has been launched for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, soon to come to PlayStation VR, and has been developed in partnership with NASA. MARS 2030 centers on open world exploration, covering ~40 square kilometers of the Mawrth Vallis region, accurately mapped and modeled using MRO HiRISE satellite data. Taking on the role of an astronaut, players traverse Mars and collect geological samples that uncover the planet’s past.

Here are some HD quality images from the game (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Mars 2030 VR image - base and roverMars 2030 VR image - base

Mars 2030 VR image - baseMars 2030 VR image - astronaut

Mars 2030 VR image - base at sunsetMars 2030 VR image - planet

Mars 2030 VR image - base and astronautMars 2030 VR image - exploration

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Martian landscape by Amante Lombardi

Picture of the Day 9/8/2017 - a hilly Martian landscape by British digital artist Amante Lombardi.
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Martian landscape by Amante Lombardi

Monday, July 31, 2017

SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship comparison

Fan vision of possible SpaceX's scaled down version of the ITS cargo spaceship (for 9m booster) compared with the original ITS crew spaceship (for 12m booster), Space Shuttle, Orion and Dragon; created by NASASpaceFlight.com forum member lamontagne.

We will learn the actual SpaceX design for the scaled down version of the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) only during Elon Musk's presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia, September 29.

SpaceX ITS Mars spaceship comparison by lamontagne

Friday, July 28, 2017

House on Mars by Nacho Malter

Picture of the Day 28/7/2017 - drawing of a cottage house on partly terraformed Mars by Argentinian freelance artist Nacho Malter. More of his art here.
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Cottage house on partly terraformed Mars by Nacho Malter

Saturday, July 15, 2017

New life on Mars by Robert Murray

Picture of the Day 15/7/2017 - a happy family at the human colony on Mars by Robert Murray / The Mars Society (2001).

Family at the human colony on Mars by Robert Murray / The Mars Society

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SpaceX ITS spaceships at Mars Base Alpha by Maciej Rebisz

Picture of the Day 12/7/2017 - SpaceX ITS spaceships at Mars Base Alpha or "Alpha Site" by Polish digital painter Maciej Rebisz. More of his art here.
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SpaceX ITS spaceships at Mars Base Alpha by Maciej Rebisz

Some close-ups of the painting:

SpaceX ITS spaceship at Mars Base AlphaSpaceX rover at Mars Base Alpha

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SpaceX spaceship on Mars by Alexandra Hodgson

Picture of the Day 25/6/2017 - "Expanding to New Horizons" - SpaceX ITS spaceship on Mars by Canadian illustrator Alexandra Hodgson. More of her concept art here.
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SpaceX spaceship on Mars by Alexandra Hodgson

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Spaceships in Mars orbit by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 18/6/2017 - Spaceships in Mars orbit by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.
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Spaceships in Mars orbit by James Vaughan

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HD images of Mars from "The Expanse" TV series

Mars is one of two competing superpowers in the universe of The Expanse TV series (a political sci-fi detective set a few centuries in the future where humans has colonized the entire Solar system) but only a few scenes are actually set on Mars in the series. Here are some HD images from those few scenes in season 2 (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Valles Marineris - Mars image from The ExpanseMartian orbit - Mars image from The Expanse

Martian soldier - Mars image from The ExpanseSoldier in a canyon - Mars image from The Expanse

Terraforming Red Mars - image from The ExpanseTerraformed Blue Mars - image from The Expanse

Mars colony - image from The ExpanseValles Marineris - Mars image from The Expanse

Colonized independent Mars - image from The ExpanseMars as Earth's colony 137 years ago - image from The Expanse