Artsy Black And White Photos From Mars

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Artsy Black And White Photos From Mars

Artsy Black And White Photos From Mars
Artsy Black And White Photos From Mars




What, did you somehow thought that Mars would be spared from artsy black and white photos for long? Well, no, and a good thing too. These amazing photos here were taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO, as part of a project to map the planet’s surface, and then they were edited by French designer and publisher, Xavier Barral. They were all published in a book entitled ‘This Is Mars’ – a must-have coffee table piece.

Artsy Black And White Photos From Mars
Valles Marineris, Hill of Bright Deposits, LAT: -12.7º LONG: 313.9º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)
Branch-like Forms on the Floor of the Antoniadi Crater, LAT: 21.4º LONG: 61.3º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)
Stratified, Sedimentary Buttes in the Region of Argyre, LAT: -49.8º LONG: 302.9º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)
Barkhanes in the Crater Zone, LAT: -41.5º LONG: 44.6º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)
Polar Region of the South, Fans and Polygons, LAT: -87.3º LONG: 168º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)
Northern zone of the Meridiani Planum, linear crests LAT: 11.9º LONG: 0.7º.
Aram Chaos, central zone at the large depression LAT: 3.1º LONG: 340.2º
High Region of the Polar North, Multiple-Unconformities of Sedimentary Strata, LAT: 79.7º LONG: 23.4º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

So, what do you guys think? How does Mars look in artsy black and white photos? As surreal as they are, if you didn’t know they were from Mars, you could even assume they were made right here on Earth, right? Some look like deserts, others look like actual river beds, and there are some, like the one taken in Mars’ arctic region which actually looks like a snow-covered tundra, with sporadic trees here and there. Amazing, right?

All of them are courtesy of Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona, and as we’ve said before, they are part of the ‘This is Mars‘ book. Check it out.

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Anyway, please leave us your opinion in the comment section below because we’re all interested to know how you these cool black and white photos.