most fantastic of all journeys—the Spirit and Opportunity
missions to the surface of Mars—produced over 150,000 astonishing
photographs. While the images were made available on low-resolution
computer screens as they were sent back across millions of space miles,
no one until now has done the painstaking work of editing, cropping, and
processing these massive (often larger than 100 megabytes) images.
person to do it is Jim Bell, the scientist and photographer who led the
photography team on this historic expedition. With his unique perspective,
these photographs take us from the brave launches of these robots, to
alien landscape they discovered and the mysteries of the planet that they
have helped to solve.
150 lavish full-color-process prints bring the colors and textures of
Mars to vivid life on the page. Four of the most impressive pictures are
presented in their entirety as gatefold images—which extend over
feet in width—providing a view of the surface of another planet
unprecedented in its detail and clarity. Postcards from Mars
is the perfect
gift to give readers who have their feet on the ground
and their eyes
on the heavens.