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February 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Very high resolution Mars topography data

I see that the USGS now has some very high resolution elevation maps for some parts of Mars:

http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/ftphirise/index.jsp



See also:

http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/HiBlog/



The good news:

It really is very fine resolution, good enough for ripples on the dunes from what I can see.



The bad news:

Downloads are HUGE, (over 1 Gb!)

I'm really struggling to find something that can make sense of the data, even the image maps,… Continue

Added by Nick Stevens on February 20, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

New Moon Art - Quantum moon

Quantum Moon Digital Painting

Quantum Moon by Jim Plaxco



Hi everyone,

I just added a new work to my Moon Art Gallery. Titled Quantum Moon the digital painting was created using a variation on pointillism.



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Added by Jim Plaxco on February 15, 2009 at 10:12pm — No Comments

The Black Arrow rocket

One of my current projects is to build a digital model of teh British Black Arrow rocket, based on my photographs of the one in the London science museum, and dimensions published in Rockets of the World.



It's early days, but here is the progress so far:…







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Added by Nick Stevens on February 14, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

A review: Spaceship Handbook, Jack Hagerty and others.

This book covers all sorts of spacecraft that never flew, concentrating mainly on famous realistic fictional spacecraft.



I had been dithering over buying this book for some time, and finally took the plunge a couple of weeks ago. It certainly sounded interesting, but the price, particularly once shipping to the UK was added, was a bit scary. Now I have it, I really wish I had ordered it a lot sooner.



The book is a big one, with over 400 pages for the main body, and about… Continue

Added by Nick Stevens on February 12, 2009 at 5:38pm — 2 Comments

A Blog for comments by a space artist

Hello, I will once in awhile post things here as my enthusiasm for it and the time available match. I am behind on a few projects which are apart from my paying projects, but I am fighting my way back to being ahead of the game enough to indulge myself in such things, including posting here!

Don Davis

Added by Don Davis on February 2, 2009 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

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