Terraforming - changing a planet in such a way that humans and/or other terrestrial life forms can thrive there - is a concept from science fiction which is slowly entering the realm of possibilities. Nevertheless, terraforming, for example, the planet Mars will be a complex and time-consuming project which will not be completed untill the distant future.
This map shows what Mars, after terraforming, could look like. With a coastline based on data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor satellite. And with climate and vegetation areas which result from a possible pattern of air currents in the densified atmosphere, although this, of course, remains somewhat speculative.
The names of craters, plains, valleys and mountains are based on generally accepted nomenclature by the International Astronomical Union, with the exception of the areas below sea level which have been renamed "Mare" (sea) .
The map also shows the main American, Russian and British landing sites, as well as the location of the habitat in the movie / book The Martian.
This artworks is offered by Frans Blok
My work can be located in the border regions of photography, painting and computer visuals. With my company 3Develop I do work in commission but I use the same techniques, skills and software to make free work. I am originally an architect and I live in Rotterdam; for that reason the architecture of that city is a major (but not the only) source of inspiration. But also travel to countries like Iceland and Britain, or walks in the Netherlands, provide much material. Seeing and showing quality and beauty, that is what my work is about.