You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Roving Mars

Roving Mars IMAX Movie

How do I not see these things? This was from back in 2006. I don’t recall ever hearing of this. It is an IMAX on the two Mars rover missions Spirit and Opportunity. Coincidentally, Paul Newman who passed recently apparently had something to do with it as well. I assume narration.

5 Responses to “Roving Mars”

  1. sarah Says:

    my work had a few copies of this, and i bought it on a whim because i absolutely love documentaries and space.

    it’s actually a really awesome watch. i was totally memorized by this documentary. these robots are cooler than i even thought they were.

  2. Bill Says:

    It’s well done, but there’s one major problem with it: it was completed very early in the mission, before either rover arrived at an interesting destination. Beautiful imagery, but it’s all flat, flat landscapes. No Victoria Crater, no Columbia Hills. And before the big discoveries; no water evidence, etc. if I remember correctly.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Please email me. I have some information about Solar Sails that I think could interest you, and I’ll email you directly vs. posting it here in the comments.

  4. thomas Says:

    guess they couldn’t wait. you would think they would let the mission progress a bit before making a documentary on it.


    they don’t care about the science and its all about the landing and getting there.

  5. Jeff Says:

    Saw this film by chance in late 2005, less than 2 years after the rovers had landed. Enjoyed it.

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