Mars. In true colour.
Just so you know, a lot of images of Mars which you’ll see have been manipulated. A lot of them have boosted contrast and saturation. So if you’ve ever wondered – images like this one are what Mars actually looks like.
Inching along the Floor of Leighton Crater
Dunes do move on Mars, although very slowly due to the wind.
‘The image of the “blue planet”, a new perspective of the earth as seen from the outside, is one of the most popular images in history. This image, more than any other, has shaped the popular notion of the age of the “whole world” and globalization, from a worldwide society linked by the Internet to the current debate on the climate. Using artworks and materials from cultural history, the exhibition will critically explore the application of ecological-systemic concepts to society, politics, and aesthetics.
The exhibition The Whole Earth – until July 1, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin – is one of the first to explore the history of the photograph of the “blue planet”, and reflects in a comprehensive way the power of the Whole Earth Catalog…’
Borrowing Pete Conrad’s camera, Apollo 12 astronaut Al Bean photographs the surface of the Moon, November 1969.
MOON MOSAIC — A gorgeous image of the Moon from Noel Carboni via NASA: “No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.” (NASA)
Endeavour Crater - These two craters are actually inside Endeavour Crater, which is about 22 kilometers in diameter. These craters are close the southern rim of the larger crater. Opportunity arrived at Endeavour in 2011. uahirise.org/ESP_029738_1775
NASA Viking Lander I, First Color Photo Taken on Mars, 1976 (July 21)
JPL presentation semi glossy c-print
Tenmon Bun’ya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by Shibukawa Harumi (1639-1715), Japan, 1677. Combines Shibukawa’s systematic astronomical observations with concepts from Chinese field-allocation astrology.
Birds and Inverted Birds (stars)
A stunning high res photo of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus