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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.

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Latest Blog Posts

The Giant Volcanoes of Mars

Posted 2016/05/04 12:45 CDT | 1 comment

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

A Sunset on Mars: Crafting a scene from archival data

Posted 2016/03/08 01:30 CST | 2 comments

Ever wanted to stand on Mars and watch a sunset? Unfortunately for many of us, it will never be something that we get to experience in person. But thanks to our robotic emissaries on Mars, and some careful processing of images from NASA's Planetary Data System, we can get a sense of what it’s like.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Voyager 2 Ganymede mosaic: Osiris crater

Voyager 2 Ganymede mosaic: Osiris crater

Posted 2016/05/25 | 0 comments

19 frame mosaic of Ganymede taken during Voyager 2's flyby of the moon on July 9, 1979. This image is centered on the bright Osiris Crater and surrounding ejecta deposits.

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars

Posted 2016/05/04 | 0 comments

The Mars Express High/Super Resolution Stereo Channel Imager (HRSC) captured this image of the northwestern Tharsis region on February 22, 2015.

Moonset over Mount Sharp

Moonset over Mount Sharp

Posted 2016/04/21 | 0 comments

This image combines a single Mastcam frame taken of Phobos behind Mt. Sharp on sol 613 (April 28, 2014) with three images from a 360-degree mosaic acquired during the afternoon of sol 610 (April 24, 2014) to extend the foreground view and balance the image composition.

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