Credit: Chesley Bonestell

Space & Innovation

Space Art Makes Alien Worlds Feel Like Home

As we push deeper into space, artists and planetary scientists often make these strange new worlds familiar to us, influencing our imagination and boosting our enthusiasm to explore.

Published On 09/18/2016
1:51 PM EDT
Curiosity's "selfies" from Mars show the planet from an observer, even if it's not a human one yet. | Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Pluto was an enigmatic world for more than 80 years, until the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed by in 2015. | Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI