Showing posts with label Mars Exploration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars Exploration. Show all posts

Friday, January 11, 2019

Retro style Mars rover by David A. Hardy

Picture of the Day 11/1/2019 - a small ATV type, retro style Mars rover in front of NASA's lander (1981) by classical space artist David A. Hardy. More of his Mars art here.

Retro style Mars rover by David A. Hardy

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA's InSight lander on Mars by Charlie Burgess

Yesterday NASA's InSight lander successfully landed on Mars at Elysium Planitia; to celebrate the landing British digital artist Charlie Burgess has created this picture of the probe. More of his art here.
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NASA's InSight lander on Mars by Charlie Burgess

Friday, November 23, 2018

Mars transport by Pablo Palomeque

Picture of the Day 23/11/2018 - Mars transport vehicle by Argentinian concept artist Pablo Palomeque. More of his art here.
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Mars transport vehicle by Pablo Palomeque

Monday, November 5, 2018

Basejumping in Valles Marineris by Quentin Gautier

Picture of the Day 5/11/2018 - astronauts basejumping in Valles Marineris on Mars by Canadian concept artist Quentin Gautier. More of his art here.
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Basejumping in Valles Marineris on Mars by Quentin Gautier

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Elongated cloud on Mars at Arsia Mons

On September 13 European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express orbiter spotted an elongated cloud on Mars near the Arsia Mons - a dormant shield volcano 12 miles high. The cloud stretches for about 930 miles (1500 kilometers) and hasn't dissolved for over a month. That's nothing extraordinary - similar clouds has been spotted on Mars in 2009, 2012 and 2015 at winter season. The giant Martian volcanoes, rising high into the atmosphere, are playing a role into creation of those kind of clouds.

Elongated cloud on Mars at Arsia Mons

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Traveling Starman on Mars by Peter DeLuce

Picture of the Day 26/9/2018 - SpaceX's Starman on Mars with his Tesla Roadster and three Big Falcon Ships in the background - digital painting created by illustrator Peter DeLuce. More of his art here.

SpaceX Starman on Mars with his Tesla Roadster and Big Falcon Ships in the background

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Olympus Mons erupting

Picture of the Day 6/9/2018 - Eruption of the Olympus Mons on Mars seen by an astronaut; created by Reddit user Jason251.
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Eruption of the Olympus Mons on Mars seen by an astronaut

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Retro Mars rover illustration by Jack Coggins

Picture of the Day 4/9/2018 - Retro Mars rover illustration by Jack Coggins from "Rockets, Satellites, and Space Travel" book (1958).

Retro Mars rover illustration by Jack Coggins

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mars exploration rover by Alexandra Hodgson

Picture of the Day 19/7/2018 - Mars exploration rover by Canadian illustrator Alexandra Hodgson. More of her concept art here.
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Mars exploration rover by Alexandra Hodgson

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vintage poster "Expedition Mars" by Kip Ayers

Vintage style poster "Expedition Mars" featuring a family exploring Martian landscapes by freelance illustrator Kip Ayers.
More of his illustrations here.

Vintage poster Expedition Mars by Kip Ayers

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Marines on Mars - images from Space: Above and Beyond (1995) TV series

Space: Above and Beyond (1995-1996) is a one season sci-fi TV show set in the years 2063-2064 and depicting humanity's fight against an alien race attacking the first extra-solar human colony. The show focuses on a squadron of US Marine Corps space cavalry. A small part in the first episode takes place on Mars and here are some images from that part:

Marines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Spaceship arriving to Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Marines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Marines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at evening

Picture of the Day 6/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) on Mars at evening; fan vision by Instagram user astro_kerman from Kerbal Space Program rocket simulation game with Tundra Exploration Mod.

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at dawn

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Astronaut exploring Mars in a sandstorm by Thomas Peters

Picture of the Day 31/5/2018 - Astronaut exploring Mars in a sandstorm by graphic designer and illustrator Thomas Peters (Drell-7). More of his space art here.
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Astronaut exploring Mars in a sandstorm by Thomas Peters

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

Steve Burg did part of the concept art for sci-fi blockbuster The Martian (2015); his main focus was the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). Here are some of his images (open link in new tab to view image in full HD resolution):

Mars base and MAV liftoff - concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

Legs of Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) - concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

MAV 2nd stage separation - concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

Friday, May 11, 2018

Images from Escape from Mars (1999) TV movie

Escape from Mars (1999) is a TV movie about first human mission to Mars in 2016. Five astronauts are flying with spaceship very similar to the Space Shuttle and the mission is financed by a private corporation setting profit-oriented goals. During the voyage and on Mars they encounter near-catastrophic events but in the end find bacterial life on Mars. Escape from Mars is a low-budget TV movie, having poor special effects and weak camera job, but the acting and script is decent. Here are some images from the movie:

First selfie on Mars - Escape from Mars movie imageApproaching Mars - Escape from Mars movie image

First step: together - Escape from Mars movie imageFirst step on Mars - Escape from Mars movie image

Spaceship very similar to the Space Shuttle - Escape from Mars movie imageFuneral for one of the five astronauts - Escape from Mars movie image

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Starman on Mars by Peter DeLuce

Picture of the Day 1/4/2018 - SpaceX's Starman having his coffee on Mars and enjoying a solar eclipse by Phobos; created by illustrator Peter DeLuce. More of his art here.
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Starman with his Tesla Roadster on Mars by Peter DeLuce