Beautiful views of Mars
• Beautiful views of Mars
Outstanding digital photo processing methods Dutchman Kees Venebosa been demonstrated in National Geographic and on the website of NASA. Processing of images he produced with the help of landscape modeling software Terragen. He has worked with various versions of this program since 1999.
Most of the images were obtained by digital simulation heights NASA images from different satellites, such as the Mars Global Surveyor. He made a lot of photos for National Geographic, not only Mars but also good old Earth and other planets of the solar system and extrasolar planets other systems. We've put together a collection of his most beautiful and fantastic pictures of Mars.
The southern end of Crater Holden. Rockies close sun that breaks through the clouds, forming a star shape.
Gusev Crater in the ancient times. The place where the rover landed AGV-Spirit MER2003. Recently there was a sandstorm.
Valles Marineris. Mariner Valley after the dust storm, views of the valley from the Koprat Canyon (in the foreground).
Noachianskaya epoch on Mars. It looked like Mars about 4 billion years ago. North Rift is filled with water, a large lake at the bottom - it's meridians. The rover Opportunity has found the presence of this inland sea. Photo carried out for the July issue of National Geo. 2005.
The plain Argir. Conceptual image for National Geographic: Mars in the period when he was losing water several billion years ago. Sediment salt, cracks in the mud, the formation of hematite, dust storms, and falling meteor.
Crater Maraldi on icy Mars. It made for the cover of the January issue of National Geographic magazine in 2004.
The southern part of the plain Chryse. The ancient form of the southern region of Chryse valley, surrounded by valleys, Ares and Mariner.
The North Pole of Mars and the North Rift. North Pole (left) and North Rift. A large crater at the top - a crater Queen, whose diameter is 85 km.
The cave, located on the northern slope of a Martian crater Gale. View of the cave on the northern slope of the crater Gale. Gale Crater cone - on the left.
Sunrise on Mount Elysium. Image done for an exhibition at Madrid's Planetarium, which was dedicated to Mars. Left - Mount Dome of Hecate, the right - Albor Tholus.
landing place AGV-rover Spirit. Fragment of Gusev crater (in the background - Mountain Hasbend Hill). Ancient Mars fumarole, sediments from hot water.
It looked like Mars in the Ice Age.
Sunrise on Mount Olympus. Sunrise in the morning fog on the plateau of Tharsis. Olympus volcano seen from the area of Lycus Sulci.
Valles Marineris. Foggy morning on the slopes of one of the eroded mountains Mariner Valley.
The crater Schiaparelli. Light low standing in the sun does not reach the western edge. Skyaparelli crater diameter is 450 kilometers (280 miles).
The crater of Orcus Patera at sunset. Crater Orcus Patera unusual oval shape formed due to a meteorite that lightly touched Mars.
Southern Region Gale crater. Strange cloud above a ravine that leads to the crater Gale. Cone Crater can be seen just below the sun. View of the north-east.
Gale Crater. Sunset over the field of Cimmeria. View of the Gale crater Aeolian plateau.
landing place AGV-rover Spirit. It looked like Gusev in noachianskuyu era. Another kontse6ptualnaya work, where there is more water and fumaroles.
Rift Melas at dawn. Place of landing the rover №2. Rift Melas.
Mars today. This image is printed with the image noachianskoy age (below) in the July issue of National Geographic Magazine for 2005.
Mars, if it was the Earth - Valley Kase. Valley Kase and Rhys Valley. Below - a passage in the Valles Marineris. Against the backdrop of nebulae and stars.
landing place Phoenix. Right - Heimdall crater edge.
the North Pole and the North Rift. On the left is one of the largest craters, crater Queen (about 85 km in diameter).
Rift Ius Chasma (Mariner Valley). Ius Chasma (western part of the Mariner Valley) with dust and mist.
Tharsis mountains. Mountain Arsiya, Peacock and Askriyskaya. View from south-west to north-east. Left - Biblis crater (left) crater and Ulysses.
Mount Olympus in ancient times. So it could look like Mount Olympus, about 4 billion years ago. There are water and more dense atmosphere. Photo made for the exhibition at Madrid's Planetarium.
Arsia Mons. Arsia Mons reaches the height of more than 20 km, its diameter is 450 km, caldera diameter over 120 km.
The dome of Tharsis. Tharsis Dome during a sandstorm photographed "upside down". Tharsis volcanoes rise above the sandstorm area.