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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mars colony by Lockheed Martin

Picture of the Day 6/5/2017 - Concept art for a Martian colony by American aerospace, advanced technologies and defense company Lockheed Martin.
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Mars colony wallpaper by Lockheed Martin

Monday, May 1, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

HD images from Mission to Mars (2000) movie

Mission to Mars (2000) is a bit weird sci-fi movie where a mysterious Martian structure is found on Mars. When all of the first astronaut crew on Mars is killed by a monstrous sandstorm force a rescue mission is launched from Earth to investigate and bring back possible survivors. They find one barely sane and make contact with the last Martian ship long left in the alien structure.

Despite the weird story Mission to Mars has some of the most memorable Martian movie scenes; here are HD images from them
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Exploring Mars - Mission to Mars movie imageWorld Space Station - Mission to Mars movie image

Exploring Mars with rover - Mission to Mars movie imageAstronauts on Mars - Mission to Mars movie image

Astronauts in Sandstorm - Mission to Mars movie imageSpaceship - Mission to Mars movie image

Observing sandstorm on Mars from orbit - Mission to Mars movie imageAstronauts in Mars orbit - Mission to Mars movie image

Smiling astronaut in Mars orbit - Mission to Mars movie imageDead astronaut in Mars orbit - Mission to Mars movie image

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Rover approaching Mars base by Tiago Santos

Picture of the Day 16/4/2017 - A rover approaching Mars base by Portuguese concept artist Tiago Santos. More of his art here.
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Rover approaching Mars base by Tiago Santos

Friday, April 14, 2017

Industrial Mars by Evgeny Kazantsev

Picture of the Day 14/4/2017 - Industrial landscape on Mars by Russian sci-fi artist Evgeny Kazantsev. More of his art here.

Industrial landscape on Mars by Evgeny Kazantsev

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Images from Ghosts of Mars (2001) movie

Ghosts of Mars (2001) is a Mad Max's style violent sci-fi action movie set on partly terraformed Mars at the end of 22nd century. Its story is a complete nonsense where evil Martian ghosts take control of the minds of human colonists to violently destroy everything and everyone around. Nevertheless here are some images from the less absurd scenes in the movie :)

Martian train - Image from Ghosts of Mars movieHuman colony - Image from Ghosts of Mars movie

Martian train - image from Ghosts of Mars movieMartian landscape - image from Ghosts of Mars movie

Martian train - image from Ghosts of Mars movieMartian train - image from Ghosts of Mars movie

Nuclear explosion on Mars - image from Ghosts of Mars movieHuman colony on Mars - image from Ghosts of Mars movie

Friday, April 7, 2017

Concept art for The Martian by Artem Cheboha

Picture of the Day 7/4/2017 - Mark Watney posing for a picture in front of his Martian hab as a concept art for The Martian by Russian digital painter Artem Cheboha (Артём Чебоха or Rhads). More of his art here.

The Martian concept art by Artem Cheboha (Rhads)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mars colony from The Space Between Us movie

Picture of the Day 1/4/2017 - East Texas colony on Mars from "The Space Between Us" movie.
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East Texas colony on Mars - The Space Between Us movie wallpaper

Saturday, March 25, 2017

HD images from The Space Between Us (2017) movie

The Space Between Us (2017) is the latest movie set on Mars. It's not widely hyped but actually really good. The movie is about the first child born on Mars - a teenage boy secretly risen up by scientists after his mother died in child-birth. He travels to Earth to find his father and the girl he is secretly video-chatting to, but is too weak to stay there.

Here are some HD 720p quality images from the Martian part of the movie (click to view in full resolution):

The Space Between Us Mars movie image - astronautsThe Space Between Us Mars movie image - lander

The Space Between Us Mars movie image - baseThe Space Between Us Mars movie image - base interior

The Space Between Us Mars movie image - baseThe Space Between Us Mars movie image - rover

The Space Between Us Mars movie image - roverThe Space Between Us Mars movie image - young astronaut

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Terraforming Mars by FryxGames

Picture of the Day 21/3/2017 - Astronauts planting plants in an early phase of terraforming Mars by Jacob, Daniel & Isaac Fryxelius (FryxGames) - a cover picture for their resource management board game "Terraforming Mars" (2016).
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Terraforming Mars by Jacob, Daniel & Isaac Fryxelius (FryxGames)