US Space agency NASA has put together a great gallery of images called “Mars as Art”.
Over the last almost four decades spacecrafts have sent back images of the Mars surface that provided information of its history, climate and geology. The images in this gallery are actual images of Mars, taken from orbit and from the surface of the planet by spacecrafts from NASA and European Space Agency, but have been selected for their aesthetic rather than scientific value.
Five thousand images were nominated by scientist and a set of forty-five were selected by a panel of professional artists, photographers, and photo editors for this gallery.
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During the 1970s NASA Ames has conducted a series of space colony summer studies. Colonies housing for about 10,000 people were designed and a number of really amazing artistic renderings of the concepts created. The Library with the full size images is accessible here Thumbnails of some of the images are shown below. images courtesy [...]
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You might call a porcelain sculpture holding its own head a bit morbid, but the work of Canadian artist “Shary Boyle” is definitely outstanding. A selection of her miniature sculptures from the last seven years is currently on display at the…
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