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Author McEwen, Alfred S., author.
Title This is Mars / Alfred S. McEwen, Francis Rocard, Xavier Barral ; collaborations by S├ębastien Girard and Nicolas Mangold.
Published New York, N.Y. : Aperture, [2013]
Book Cover

 Floor4 Folio/Oversize  QB641 .M395 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First Aperture edition.
Description 269 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 36 cm
Content Type text
still image
Format volume
Summary This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. 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.
Subject Mars (Planet) -- Pictorial works.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Related Names Rocard, Francis, author.
Barral, Xavier, editor.
ISBN 9781597112581
OCLC number 859645342