Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5 spacecraft currently orbiting Mars

In a recent article "Traffic around Mars gets busy" the NASA/JPL summed up some facts about spacecraft currently orbiting Mars. The most interesting is the provided graphic of their orbits around Mars (together with planet's two natural satellites Phobos & Deimos):

Mars orbiters

So there are 5 active Mars orbiters currently orbiting the planet:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Take off from Mars by Pat Rawlings

Picture of the Day 25/4/15 - Spaceship taking off from Mars (1990) by space illustrator Pat Rawlings. His description about this drawing you can read here.

Spaceship leaving Mars by Pat Rawlings

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mars explorer by Erik van Helvoirt

Picture of the Day 21/3/15 - Mars exploration rover by Erik van Helvoirt from Netherlands. More of his concept art here.
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Mars rover by Erik van Helvoirt

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mars base by Walter Myers

Picture of the Day 9/3/15 - Mars outpost habitat near Martian mesa by sci-fi artist Walter Myers. Watch more of his art here.

Mars base by Walter Myers