They also provide an array of Digital Terrain Models that might prove useful as well, down the road, if not immediately. If you work in 3D then these might be of more use to you. We've only just acquired Bryce in order to dip our toes into the 3D end of things...which means more tutorials to go through. yay. No guarantees when we'll start producing anything 3D-ish for the blogs. You will be seeing some new stuff in a very different style/technique fairly soon however. But more on that when it's time to show, not just tell.
In the meantime, the Ares Valles Cataract is particularly striking and very, very Riskail, so finding this site has been a real treat and oh so very helpful. The Descent of the Phoenix Lander is also really cool.
Ten Handy Planetary Photo Resource Links
- NASA/JPL Planetary Photojournal
- NSSDC Photo Gallery
- A Selection of some of the best Planet-Photos NASA has available
- Photojournal for Mars
- NASA on the Commons Flickr stream
- A Handy List of Places Online to Find Planetary Pics
- Loads of photos of the Moon
- Planetary Imagery via the Smithsonian
- NASA's Planetary Image Atlas--search for any/all available images
But wait, there's more: Solar Voyager is a very nice website devoted to Space Art and there are some very talented artists showing off their work on that site--the tutorials are also a nice resource. NovaCelestia is another, related site devoted to high quality space art that we definitely recommend to anyone interested in this sort of thing. And of course, we have to mention Digital Blasphemy, one of the absolute best of the best space art sites out there, bar none. Yeah, we could probably assemble another set of ten or twelve space art sites for you, but we're still recovering from a nasty bout with a fever that just wouldn't go away, so this will have to do for now. Maybe we'll come back and flesh things out a bit more, later.
We're seriously considering setting up a recurring feature for Useful Resources...let us know what you think.