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Don Davis

Don Davis is a space artist and animator. He is a member and Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. Visit his website to see his paintings and his writing on the colors of Mars.

Mars as seen from Deimos (painting by Don Davis)

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Mars as seen from Deimos (painting by Don Davis)
This artist concept shows Mars from the perspective of Deimos.

Latest Blog Posts

The Mariner Mars Globe

November 29, 2013

In 1971 I was being trained to work with the airbrush by the map artists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Branch of Astrogeologic Studies in Flagstaff. However, the project I ended up spending about a quarter of a man-year on was a hand-painted map globe of Mars.

Latest Processed Space Images

Jupiter's northern turbulent region

May 10, 2018

This view of Jupiter was photographed April 1 by the JUNO spacecraft as it passed over the 'Northern Turbulent Region' just after Perijove 12 closest approach. Sharpening, contrast adjustment and color balancing were done across the raw color image using Photoshop to bring out detail and color while trying to suggest a visual impression. Mattias Malmer kindly supplied the raw RGB image he assembled.

Clouds on Earth and Jupiter

April 24, 2018

In this fanciful comparison, artist Don Davis has superimposed an Apollo 13 photo of Earth onto a Juno image of Jupiter's clouds at a similar scale, 10 km per pixel. Both show cloud details near the 'terminator' revealing shaded relief in the low sun angle. The size of even minor circular storms in the 'Northern Turbulent Region' is significant compared to Earth.

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