The incredible & # 39; Atlas of Space & # 39; that maps the trajectories of every known object in our solar system

A stunning map created by a data-driven illustrator shows all orbits of more than 18,000 asteroids in the solar system.

It contains 10,000 asteroids with a diameter of more than 6 miles (10 km) and about 8,000 objects of unknown size.

Eleanor Lutz, a PhD student in biology at the University of Washington, transforms public datasets into breathtakingly beautiful scientific drawings.

It produces & # 39; infographics and animations & # 39; about science, including animations on the four seasons of the earth and a detailed drawing of the different craters of the moon.

Atlas of Space, its latest project focuses on the solar system.

She used publicly available data sets from NASA and the US Geological Survey to create vivid maps of constellations, asteroids, and planets.

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A stunning map created by a data-driven illustrator shows all orbits of more than 18,000 asteroids in the solar system. It contains 10,000 asteroids with a diameter of more than 6 miles (10 km) and about 8,000 objects of unknown size

A stunning map created by a data-driven illustrator shows all orbits of more than 18,000 asteroids in the solar system. It contains 10,000 asteroids with a diameter of more than 6 miles (10 km) and about 8,000 objects of unknown size

In the image, luminescent aquamarine asteroids swirl around the bright, white point of the Sun surrounded by a fuchsia circle.

Mrs. Lutz has shared some of her as yet unpublished works with Universe Today and plans to publish each of her pieces and tutorials for creating these pieces herself.

In another image she drew the earth while the Arctic sea ice extends across the continents in winter and then retreats in the summer.

& # 39; I really like that all of this data is accessible, but it is very difficult to visualize & # 39 ;, Lutz said Wired.

& # 39; It's a really great science and I wanted everyone to see it in a way that makes sense. & # 39;

Originally, Lutz learned Python to help with her lab work, but that didn't cover all the complicated techniques she needs to produce these images.

& # 39; Because I was not traditionally trained as a designer and I am not really an astronomer, I learned a lot from online tutorials, & she said.

It produces & # 39; infographics and animations & # 39; about science, including animations on the four seasons of the earth and a detailed drawing of the different craters of the moon. Atlas of Space, its latest project focuses on the solar system

It produces & # 39; infographics and animations & # 39; about science, including animations on the four seasons of the earth and a detailed drawing of the different craters of the moon. Atlas of Space, its latest project focuses on the solar system

It produces & # 39; infographics and animations & # 39; about science, including animations on the four seasons of the earth and a detailed drawing of the different craters of the moon. Atlas of Space, its latest project focuses on the solar system

Here, a Visual Compendium of Glowing Creatures, & # 39; by Eleanor Lutz

Here, a Visual Compendium of Glowing Creatures, & # 39; by Eleanor Lutz

Here, a Visual Compendium of Glowing Creatures, & # 39; by Eleanor Lutz

WHAT HAS THE MARS CARD SHOWED?

The map uses data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), which is located on Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.

It contains an overlay of Nasa & # 39; s topographic images and red circles that indicate landing sites for spacecraft.

Craters smaller than 60 km in diameter are named after Earth village with a population of less than 100,000 people.

Larger craters are named after deceased scientists and artists who have contributed to Mars research.

& # 39; There is a knowledge barrier to access some of the interesting, awesome things about science.

& # 39; There are so many facts and comparisons and I want those cool ideas to be accessible & # 39 ;, she said.

As the slogan on her website says, she produces & # 39; Graphs, infographics and animations about anything and everything science & # 39 ;.

She has also drawn a map of Mars with the name & # 39; Here There Be Robots & # 39; – a reference to the belief that makers of medieval maps & # 39; would be dragons here & # 39; in areas that were still unexplored.

The map used data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), which is located on Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.

It contains an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images and red circles that indicate landing sites for spacecraft.

& # 39; To add something extra & # 39; s, I have recorded the history of each place name on the map & # 39 ;, Lutz wrote about her blog. & # 39; Martian craters are named after famous scientists (for large craters) or small villages on earth (small craters).

The hand-drawn map of Mars was made by the Seattle-based science illustrator. It shows some of the most famous features of the red planet and includes an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images, along with red circles that indicate spacecraft landing sites.

The hand-drawn map of Mars was made by the Seattle-based science illustrator. It shows some of the most famous features of the red planet and includes an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images, along with red circles that indicate spacecraft landing sites.

The hand-drawn map of Mars was made by the Seattle-based science illustrator. It shows some of the most famous features of the red planet and includes an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images, along with red circles that indicate spacecraft landing sites.

The map used data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), which is located on Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. It contains an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images and red circles that indicate landing sites for spacecraft

The map used data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), which is located on Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. It contains an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images and red circles that indicate landing sites for spacecraft

The map used data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), which is located on Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. It contains an overlay of NASA & # 39; s topographic images and red circles that indicate landing sites for spacecraft

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