Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Martian landscape by Amante Lombardi

Picture of the Day 9/8/2017 - a hilly Martian landscape by British digital artist Amante Lombardi.
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Martian landscape by Amante Lombardi

Monday, July 31, 2017

SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship comparison

Fan vision of possible SpaceX's scaled down version of the ITS cargo spaceship (for 9m booster) compared with the original ITS crew spaceship (for 12m booster), Space Shuttle, Orion and Dragon; created by NASASpaceFlight.com forum member, Canadian design engineer Michel Lamontagne. More of his spaceship renderings here.

We will learn the actual SpaceX design for the scaled down version of the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) only during Elon Musk's presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia, September 29.

SpaceX ITS Mars spaceship comparison by lamontagne

Friday, July 28, 2017

House on Mars by Nacho Malter

Picture of the Day 28/7/2017 - drawing of a cottage house on partly terraformed Mars by Argentinian freelance artist Nacho Malter. More of his art here.
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Cottage house on partly terraformed Mars by Nacho Malter

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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 downscaled 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 have 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

Martian colonies in season 4 of 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