Monday, December 31, 2018

SpaceX Stainless Steel Starship reaching orbit

Picture of the Day 31/12/2018 - SpaceX's stainless steel Starship with gold-coated windows reaching orbit; fan-art by Reddit user AlienWannabe.
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SpaceX Stainless Steel Starship reaching orbit

Sunday, December 30, 2018

SpaceX Stainless Steel Starship taking off from Mos Eisley by Reese Wilson

Picture of the Day 30/12/2018 - SpaceX's stainless steel Starship taking off from Mos Eisley, Tatooine (in Star Wars universe) by Reese Wilson :) More of his SpaceX photos and renders on his Flickr page.

SpaceX Stainless Steel Starship taking off from Mos Eisley, Tatooine (Star Wars) by Reese Wilson

Saturday, December 29, 2018

SpaceX Stainless Steel Starship launch by William Falconer-Beach

Picture of the Day 29/12/2018 - SpaceX's stainless steel Starship launching from Earth by William Falconer-Beach. More of his Starship renders here.

SpaceX Stainless Steel Starship launch by William Falconer-Beach

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Ice deposit in Korolev crater

Water ice deposit in Korolev crater at the northern polar plain on Mars. This recent image is taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express orbiter. Korolev crater is 81 kilometers (51 miles) in diameter and naturally traps the cold air in it continuously replenishing the ice deposit with fresh layers of ice. The ice sheet is up to 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) thick and it is estimated the crater holds about 2200 cubic kilometers (530 cubic miles) of water ice.
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Water ice deposit in Korolev crater on Mars

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 6 of season 2

Sixth episode "The Shake Up" ( s02e06 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode.

Storyline in short: Using explosives, miners from Lukrum colony finally get to an underground water aquifer. But water is under pressure and causes a severe earthquake, damaging Olympus Town but completely destroying Lukrum colony, leaving a dozen miners dead. While inspecting his ruined base the commander of Lukrum colony is killed in an accident. The season ends on a positive note - Earth is introduced with the first child born on Mars and Olympus Town is repaired and is open for future expansion.

Images from other episodes of season 2: ► Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 3  ► Episode 4  ► Episode 5

National Geographic MARS - episode 6, season 2 (water explosion)

National Geographic MARS - episode 6, season 2 (first child on Mars)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Mars base by Richard Wright

Picture of the Day 14/12/2018 - Street fight in Mars base by British concept artist Richard Wright - concept art for the Call of Duty game Infinite Warfare (2016) - a first-person shooter (FPS) set in an undefined future where Earth nations are competing for power in the Solar system with ruthless and technologically more advanced but outnumbered space settlers.
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Mars base by Richard Wright - concept art for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 5 of season 2

Fifth episode "Power Play" ( s02e05 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode.

► Watch full episode 5 of season 2 here


Storyline in short: Miners from Lukrum colony are prospecting for resources and require additional power from Olympus Town. Meanwhile on Earth Lukrum Industries struck deal with Russia to get exclusive mining rights on Mars. While Olympus Town's commander is inspecting potential water site her deputy cuts power to Lukrum colony causing power outage there and nearly killing some of the miners.

Images from other episodes of season 2: ► Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 3  ► Episode 4  ► Episode 6

National Geographic MARS - episode 5, season 2 (Lukrum colony)

National Geographic MARS - episode 5, season 2 (taking command)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 4 of season 2

Fourth episode "Contagion" ( s02e04 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode.

Storyline in short: Deadly Martian pathogen strikes both Lukrum colony and Olympus Town. It's discovered only a Penicillin can fight it and it's available only on Chinese orbital station which drops it to the ground.

Images from other episodes of season 2: ► Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 3  ► Episode 5  ► Episode 6

National Geographic MARS - episode 4, season 2 (fighting infection)

National Geographic MARS - episode 4, season 2 (drilling for water)