Marscapes: Bringing Mars to You
We have compiled a collection of Marscapes to celebrate the 1971 NASA launch and subsequent mission of Mariner 9 and we are launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund this exciting new project!
The aim of the Mariner 9 was to map a large portion of Mars and to study the Martian surface and atmosphere. In nearly a year of orbiting, Mariner 9 was able to capture and send 7,329 images (and roughly 54 billion bits of data) back to Earth. The highly awaited pictures gave researchers an up-close look at the Red Planet for the first time.
These images show land features such as Martian volcanoes, polar caps, two moons, and one of the most extensive canyon systems in our solar system, Valles Marineris (aptly named for Mariner 9). We chose to highlight the stunning beauty of Valles Marineris for the first installment of our one-of-a-kind Marscapes.
WhiteClouds' Marscapes are incredibly realistic reproductions of the Martian terrain based on pictures and topography data gathered from NASA and many other scientific resources. If you would like to support our journey to Mars, we are accepting pledges through Kickstarter.
Mars has a multitude of terrain interests. Canyons, dunes, craters, massive volcanoes, polar ice-caps, mountains, plains and many more mysterious oddities give way to a truly out-of-this-world menagerie of Marscapes options.