This Is Mars is a 300 page journey across the surface of the Red Planet unlike anything we’ve ever witnessed before. Comprising 150 previously unseen images of various locations across Mars, the book offers a unprecedented vision of the mysterious planet.
Take a journey to the surface of the Red Planet unlike anything you’ve ever seen before in a new book featuring amazing, unseen images from NASA/MRO.
Compiled by French publisher, designer, and editor Xavier Barral, the extraordinary black and white images are a snapshot of desolation and extraterrestrial beauty, somewhat akin to microscopic imagery, but also exuding a feeling of unimaginable vastness.
The book’s blurb offers more insight:
“Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Since its arrival in orbit in 2006, MRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping Mars’s surface in a series of exceptionally detailed images that reveal all the beauty of this legendary planet. Conceived as a visual atlas, the book takes the reader on a fantastic voyage—plummeting into the breathtaking depths of the Velles Marineris canyons; floating over the black dunes of Noachis Terra; and soaring to the highest peak in our solar system, the Olympus Mons volcano. The search for traces of water also uncovers vast stretches of carbonic ice at the planet’s poles.”
If you’re a space buff or are into black and white photography, this is for you. Check out the book here and see some images below: