A team of Astronauts are desperately working on mining Phobos for any useful elements that can help be used to fix a damaged heat sheild as they have wrapped up their studies taken out on Mars and stop on the way as they head back to Earth. Their suits have been specially designed for such a situation to avoid dangerous amounts of heat and radition getting the best of them when under the Sun, But still insulating heat as the temperature suddenly drops within seconds of the moon turning into the dark side.
Whether man has stepped foot on the Moon is debatable, but scientists have longed for the next goal of setting off to Mars. Mars would actually be safer to land on than the Moon, but the immense distance will be a major setback...It may take around 2 years to reach it, and then the astronauts who arrive there would probably have to stay that same amount of time...No point going all that way just to spend a week there, And including the ride back...There won't be many willing to spend that many years so far from home.
Some previous deviations of mine have now been made as prints. But this is the first to be available from the time it has been submitted. As for the image itself, well I know all the surface features aren't exactly to scale but I wanted it to look stylised and show that a lot of textures and images were mixed and cloned during the long process of the planet creation, which took about half of the total time ( time spent was probably 30 hours or so ). Sorry about the watermark, but after seeing two deviations of mine on other sites, I have decided to protect best works.
Asteroid-Moons modelled in Cinema 4D and textured and rendered in Vue 6.
Everything else done in Photoshop.