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August 7, 2007
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The next mission by priteeboy The next mission by priteeboy
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.
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Cariol Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Ahhh yes humans.

Jane2Audron Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student General Artist
This is Awsome
ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Heh...ah yes...the mission to Mars. It probably would get underway and be a success...if all the people of the world would stop fighting amongst themselves and work together in peaceful world order. I believe that some things should come first before other great things are attempted.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, in a better world, we would have gotten over wars and started this mission already...But I can't see that happening yet :( so long as there is cultral and physical difference between nations, there will always be some sort of feud :fight:

And even so, once there are colonies on Mars for long enough, they might grow jealous of all the priveledges of what those on earth have, and maybe an even grander war will take place.
Cariol Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Id rather we create a perfect world on Earth then explore the cosmos.

(Yeah that not really a great thing for a me to type when a great artist does such planetary artwork)

And a world without national barriers, and without diffrences I dread the death toll for such a unification.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got a point though - a task like this can only happen with the whole world in support of the same cause. We won't be going anywhere until we fix our issues on Earth first.
ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
*nod* True...for very true.
The ignorance in the majority of the human race seems/can be boundless and catastrophic at times. :no:
inmc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice, but sorry, no fav because of excessive watermarking.
Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Great details and colors!
davidnm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
That's a very cloudy Mars you have there!
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