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Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart is a geologist and amateur astronomer living in Carbondale, IL. Justin has had a lifelong interest in exploring space, and one of the most fun ways to satisfy that curiosity has been looking at the images returned by space missions. His interests lie in reprocessing old data (which looks surprisingly good when it's run through modern computers!) and finding aesthetically-pleasing images that may not have gotten noticed otherwise. He can be found on Twitter as @jccwrt, and on Flickr.

Latest Blog Posts

Refreshing the Viking Orbiter views of Mars

May 07, 2018

Justin Cowart reprocesses Viking Orbiter images from the 1970s and 1980s to reveal their unique and beautiful perspectives on the planet.

Capturing Martian Weather in Motion

November 04, 2016

Still images of Mars often give a false impression that Mars is a dead planet—but time-lapse imaging from the European Mars Express spacecraft reveals the planet as it really is.

Jupiter's Clouds: A Primer

July 08, 2016

With Juno arriving at Jupiter, Justin Cowart gives us a lesson on the giant planet's varied cloud patterns.

Latest Processed Space Images

Approaching Epimetheus in color (#1)

Not published yet

Color image of Epimetheus taken during Cassini's approach to its final close flyby of the moon on December 6, 2015.

Approaching Epimetheus in color (#2)

Not published yet

Color image of Epimetheus taken during Cassini's approach to its final close flyby of the moon on December 6, 2015.

Opportunity route map

February 06, 2019

The base image for this map is a mosaic of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera images that has been colorized with Mars Express HRSC images. During its 14.5 years on the Martian surface, Opportunity traveled 45.16 km from its landing site in Eagle Crater. The site of its last communication with Earth (and presumably its final resting place) at Perseverance Valley lies almost exactly 25 km as the crow flies from its starting point.

astronaut on Phobos
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