Artist Jon Lomberg (the guy who created the Galaxy Garden) has already been involved in the design o

Artist Jon Lomberg (the guy who created the Galaxy Garden) has already been involved in the design of the sundials carried aboard the two previous Mars landers, Spirit and Opportunity.

Above are images depicting the design of the sundial carried aboard the recently-launched Curiosity lander, as well as the illustrations and text on the edges of the sundial. The sundials, such as this one, are attached to the chassis of the landers and are used as colour-calibration targets, as well as for educational outreach.

Lomberg was the Design Director of the Voyager Golden Record, as well as chief artist for Carl Sagan’s Cosmos TV series.

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