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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mars exploration rover by José Luis Martín

Picture of the Day 24/5/2017 - Mars exploration rover by Spanish digital artist José Luis Martín for Science Today Magazine. More of his sci-fi art here.
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Mars exploration rover by José Luis Martín for Science Today Magazine

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SpaceX's Heart of Gold spaceship leaving Earth by Jon Ross

Picture of the Day 16/5/2017 - SpaceX's 1st Mars Colonial Transporter "Heart of Gold" performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn, an image by Jon Ross.
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SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter "Heart of Gold" performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn

Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species" by Anastasiya Prosochkina & Aleksey Mazur

Picture of the Day 13/5/2017 - SpaceX's Interplanetary Transport System will enable Mars as the other home for humanity, a painting by Russian sci-fi artists Anastasiya Prosochkina & Aleksey Mazur.
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Terraforming Mars by Anastasiya Prosochkina & Aleksey Mazur

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Map of possible landing sites for Red Dragon and Mars2020/ExoMars missions

Jake Robins from WeMartians Podcast has created a map of possible landing sites for SpaceX's first Red Dragon lander and NASA's Mars 2020 / ESA&Roscosmos's ExoMars rovers.
  • Red X = crashed/failed landings 
  • Green circle = successful landings 
  • Yellow ? mark = candidate sites for Mars2020/ExoMars 
  • Space "X" = candidate sites for Red Dragon

Map of possible landing sites for Red Dragon and Mars2020/ExoMars missions

It is presumed that the most possible landing site for SpaceX's first Red Dragon lander is southern Arcadia Planitia. We will see.