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- Holy hell, man....this is just amazingly, amazingly well done! The north polar ocean is a bit larger than I normally envision it (with technology/resources as I've imagined our species having in the near future at least, mainly due to the challenges of moving large amounts of water around the solar system and the likely limited amount of subsurface h2o on Mars) but that actually works out perfectly for a project I've been working on that I'd be very interested to get your permission to use this in down the road....we wouldn't have a terraformed Mars in the (sci-fi web) series until season 2 which won't be out until at least 2014, maybe 2015, but we might have use for it in promotional stuff before then....
I'm curious, have you rendered the full globe or just this hemisphere?
We have only just been getting started on fully fleshed out socialnet feeds and the main web site isn't done yet, but the G+ page for the project is FWIW.....
In any case, well done to say the very least! Regardless of anything else, I live for this stuff, am a huge proponent of making the colonization/terraforming of Mars a central priority of our species, and love this rendering so much that I'm thinking about having a poster sized print made for my home office wall :-)
Seriously, I've seen a LOT of these and this is easily one of the best.Dec 30, 2012
- Thank you very much! There's not a ton of scientific reasoning to back up much of this image, it was mostly done on comparisons between the Mars terrain and the Blue Marble images of Earth.
I did the whole globe as a flat elevation model layer (on Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B5gEWNRhmLMTYkEyR3FQY2pjRVk/edit) painted it in GIMP to appear alive then rerendered it with clouds and an atmosphere.
As for use of this image, feel free to use it how you see fit. Just let me know as I'll be interested to see! :-)Dec 30, 2012
- Fantastic work sir! Very inspiring stuff indeed. It's nice to visualize what none of us will witness in this life time. Keep up the great work.Jan 3, 2013
- Absolutely brilliant, this definitely my new desktop.Jan 3, 2013
- Awesome work, Jim!Jan 3, 2013
- Stunning!Jan 3, 2013
- Yaşayan Mars’a yeni bir bakış - Kevin Gill
http://www.bilim.org/yasayan-marsa-yeni-bir-bakis.htmlJan 26, 2013
- These are fantastic, great job! I never knew Mars could actually look like this.. with such an immense ocean!Feb 28, 2013
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