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Need a break from Earth? Go stand on Mars with these lovely landscapes

Amateur space image processor Kevin Gill shares some of his stunning 3D images of Mars, created from real spacecraft data.

Curiosity update, sols 1250-1310: Across the Naukluft Plateau

Curiosity has driven onward from Namib dune across a highstanding unit of rock called the Naukluft Plateau. Despite some frustrating sols lost to a short circuit in the RTG and DSN troubles, the rover has made progress, and performed lots of 3D imaging of weirdly wind-eroded rocks.

Charon in 3D

Last week, the pile of New Horizons LORRI camera raw image releases included nine frames from a high-resolution mosaic on Charon. Together with the color MVIC view, they make a 3D global photo of Pluto's moon. Other recently released goodies include a global backlit color image of Pluto and the first image that resolves the tiny moon Styx.

Dawn Ceres image bonanza: Grab your 3D glasses!

For months, Dawn has been steadily, methodically sharing dozens of images of brand-new sights of a previously unexplored icy world. For the last couple of days I've been making up for lost time, completely buried in the Dawn Ceres images, and I have some maps and 3D anaglyphs to share with you.

Mars, In Depth

See the latest three-dimensional landscapes captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The Moon, In Depth

Explore a new collection of 3D lunar landscapes.

New Churyumov-Gerasimenko Shapemodel!

Mattias Malmer shares his latest shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, created using data from the Rosetta spacecraft.

Mattias Malmer's amazing 3D views of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

I'm thrilled to be able to share with you all a spectacular set of images of Rosetta's comet, produced from NavCam data by a master space image processing enthusiast.

A walk among the mesas of Deuteronilus Mensae

Enjoy some pretty pictures of some bizarre terrain on Mars: the mesas of Deuteronilus Mensae.

Curiosity update, sol 117: Progress report from AGU

Monday was the big Curiosity day at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. A morning press briefing was followed by an afternoon science session. I traveled to San Francisco briefly just to attend those two events. Here's my notes on the first science reports from the mission.

A 3D photo album of Endeavour at Edwards Air Force Base

I drove up to Edwards Air Force Base today to see the shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905 carry in the space shuttle Endeavour, which will be delivered to Los Angeles tomorrow. I'm not a great photographer but I do have a 3D camera; here's an album.

Grab your 3D glasses for this view of Curiosity's landscape on Mars

Curiosity fired up her Navigational Cameras on Sol 2 and began to take a look around her. The first four full-resolution frames are enough for a small 3D panorama that shows a lovely landscape. I think we're going to like it here!

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part III

The final article of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

Pretty Panoramas: Opportunity at Whim Creek

I know it’s been all Curiosity, all the time on this blog for the last couple of weeks, and that’s not likely to change much for the next couple of weeks. But I don’t want people to forget that there’s another rover exploring Mars’ ancient geology. Opportunity has been taking spectacular photos of Whim Creek and Endeavour Crater this last week.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part II

Part two of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part I

Hundreds of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera are publicly available, if you know where to look.

3D view of an unnamed lunar crater

Grab your red-blue 3D glasses and dive in to this small but spectacular unnamed lunar crater as seen in a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photo.

Do you have an iPhone? Do you like the Mars rovers? Check out the awesome my3D viewer.

The Hasbro my3D viewer turns your phone into an electronic View-Master, making it easy to view color images in stereo.

Weekend watching: 3D Movie from Mars

There's one Mars landed mission for which there is a long 3D film, and that's Viking. Grab your 3D glasses, and be prepared to be transported to Mars.

Vesta's wacky craters

Dawn's images of Vesta show craters upon craters, but the longer I study the images, the wackier the craters look.

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