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"The Visual Case for Space" by Kees Veenenbos

29 Sep 2013, 10:54 UTC
"The Visual Case for Space" by Kees Veenenbos
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Made mainly with the digital elevation models of the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), Veenenbos creates visuals of Mars in ancient, contemporary, and future settings. Made with 3DEM data converter and Terragen for such clients as the National Geographic and Discovery Channels, the BBC magazine Sky at Night, and has been on display at the Lumas gallery:http://www.lumas.de/?id=1394&artist=656&motiv=1811These two images are of the exploration sites of the two Mars rovers: the Homeplate surroundings (near Husband Hill) in the Gusev Crater (Spirit Rover) and the Meridiani surface (Opportunity Rover). They visualize the circumstances of these locations about a few billion years in the past. The image with green tinge shows volcanic activities (hot springs/fumerols) where water and minerals might have formed the Gusev Crater "Homeplate" during the Noachian period. MARS I - HOLDEN CRATER SOUTHERN RIDGE, EARLY MORNING FROSTFor more on the work of Kees Veenenbos please visit http://www.space4case.com/mmw/Terragen uses a sophisticated film- and broadcast-quality renderer designed to create the most realistic images possible without taking a photograph. If you need CG environments are needed which do not appear to be computer generated, Terragen will help you get there. Terragen http://www.planetside.co.uk/content/view/15/27/

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