‘This Is Mars’: A US Satellite Took These Stunning Black-And-White Photos Of Planet Mars

Space lovers rejoice with ‘This Is Mars’ photo book.

Each photo upon the pages of ‘This Is Mars’ originated from a map created by the U.S. observation satellite, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO. The map was broken down into thousands of gigabytes and edited by the French designer and publisher, Xavier Barral. The book is a study in both Mars’ visual wonder as well as the planet’s scientific history.

More info: Xavier Barral, This Is Mars (h/t: creators)

Valles Marineris, Hill of Bright Deposits, LAT: -12.7º LONG: 313.9º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

Branch-like Forms on the Floor of the Antoniadi Crater, LAT: 21.4º LONG: 61.3º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

Stratified, Sedimentary Buttes in the Region of Argyre, LAT: -49.8º LONG: 302.9º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

Barkhanes in the Crater Zone, LAT: -41.5º LONG: 44.6º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

Polar Region of the South, Fans and Polygons, LAT: -87.3º LONG: 168º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

Northern zone of the Meridiani Planum, linear crests LAT: 11.9º LONG: 0.7º.

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

Aram Chaos, central zone at the large depression LAT: 3.1º LONG: 340.2º

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

High Region of the Polar North, Multiple-Unconformities of Sedimentary Strata, LAT: 79.7º LONG: 23.4º: from This Is Mars (Aperture, 2017)

Nasa/JPL/The University of Arizona

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