NASA: Mars as Art

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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link to NASA image gallery

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