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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

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.

The Giant Volcanoes of Mars

May 04, 2016

Justin Cowart shares some spectacular images showcasing Mars' volcanoes from Mars Express.

Latest Processed Space Images

Cassini view of Titan on March 6, 2014

December 16, 2016

Cassini ISS view of Titan during the T-99 flyby on March 6, 2014. This 9-frame mosaic focuses on lakes around Titan's North Pole, and was intended to help map a large portion of the northern hemisphere that was mapped at much lower resolution previously. The frames was acquired at a range of 314,000 km.

Dust storm over Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars

November 04, 2016

A small but intense dust storm just north of Deuteronilus Mensae, seen by Mars Express’ HRSC during a pass on June 30, 2011. This image was taken during the spacecraft's 9565th orbit of Mars.

Cumulus clouds over Arcadia Planitia, Mars

November 04, 2016

Cumulus cloud streets in Arcadia Planitia, seen by Mars Express' HRSC during a pass on June 30, 2011. This image was taken during the spacecraft's 9563rd orbit of Mars.

astronaut on Phobos
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