The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre are closed for renovations.

Mars by Luke Jerram

This is a closed, past exhibit; it is not available for viewing.

photo by Luke Jerram

Our Solar System neighbor has never been closer! Usually a small twinkle in the sky, Mars comes to HMNS in another high-resolution sculpture by Luke Jerram, the artist behind guest-favorites Moon by Luke Jerram and Gaia — Earth by Luke Jerram. This sculpture features 120 dpi detailed NASA imagery compiled from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter data – Visible Earth series, NASA.

Distinctive features, like craters, canyons and Rover landing sites, are displayed in stunning resolution on this unique installation. At a 23 feet in diameter and an approximate scale of 1:1 million, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents ten kilometers of Mars’ surface.

Included with regular admission to the permanent exhibit halls and located in the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Hall!

 

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