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Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart is a Ph.D. candidate studying Martian geology and remote sensing techniques at Stony Brook University in New York. Justin's research interests lie in exploring the Martian rock record, particularly rocks formed at times when no rocks of similar age on Earth have survived. Justin has had a lifelong interest in exploring space, and he has satisfied that curiosity by looking at the images returned by space missions. He got his start in remote sensing by reprocessing archival data to find aesthetically-pleasing images that escaped public release at the time of the mission. He can be found on Twitter as @jccwrt, and on Flickr.

Latest Blog Posts

NASA, ESA Officials Outline Latest Mars Sample Return Plans

August 13, 2019

The current strategy includes the Mars 2020 rover, a lander carrying a rover and ascent vehicle, and an Earth return orbiter.

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.

Latest Processed Space Images

Approaching Epimetheus in color (#1)

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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)

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

Noctilucent Clouds in Motion, Curiosity Sol 2405

May 28, 2019

Curiosity looked upward after sunset on sol 2405 (13 May 2019) and saw wispy cirrus clouds in motion, high above the ground. Because of their high elevation, the clouds are still sunlit, making them noctilucent clouds.

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