3D pictures of Mars
Madatech, in partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Embassy, is proud to present its latest exhibition: New Perspective on Mars
Highlighting fascinating 3D pictures of Mars in a resolution never seen before, the exhibition features anaglyph images taken by the German High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) from the European spacecraft Mars Express. Through special technology developed in Germany, the HRSC is able to record the topography of Mars very similar to the vision of the human eye. These pictures reveal the surface in full colour, in 3D and with a resolution of about 10 metres.
Mars Express has been orbiting Mars to study its geology, mineralogy and atmosphere since late 2003.
Through these breath taking images, visitors will get an entirely new perspective and an unprecedented close-up of this alien and yet curiously familiar landscape. They will see images of each of nine geological processes that have shaped the landscape on Mars over billions of years – volcanism, water, ice, erosion, wind, tectonics, the poles, sedimentation, and impact craters. In addition, a wide variety of information about Mars, its moons, and its exploration will be presented.
Almost two million visitors have seen the exhibition in Germany, at the United Nations in Austria and New York, as well as in the United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.
The exhibition will be on display at Madatech until the end of January 2012
DLR is Germany´s national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Energy, Transport and Security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space programme by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. Furthermore, Germany’s largest project-management agency is also part of DLR. Approximately 6,700 people are employed at thirteen locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Goettingen, Hamburg, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also operates offices in Brussels, Paris, and Washington D.C.