Abstract Martian Photography

by Miserere

 

I have a soft spot for abstract photography (and a few hundred JPEG files to prove it!), but this image surely beats anything you can photograph in this World, and not just because it’s a photograph taken on Mars. Or to be more precise, a photograph taken above Mars, by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which started taking pictures of the red planet in November 2006.

Dunes on Mars photographed by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

If you want a sciency explanation about this scene, click here and here. And for the gearheads out there: the instrument that captured this image is called HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) and is capable of resolving details 1m (3.3 feet) across thanks to a 500mm f/24 telescope lens.

But for a moment, let’s forget all about the details. Open the image in its own tab or window, hit F11, sit back, and just enjoy this beautiful work of abstract Art brought to you by winds and whims of Mars.

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2 Responses to “Abstract Martian Photography”

  1. Not sure how you discover the artist taking these wonderful images.

  2. That is very cool mis. JPL is right by where I live. I wonder if they allow visitors? hmmm

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