February 26 – 057.

3D-XplorMath. Space curve, Loxodrome #1

Last of the 3DXplorMath series – I found this surface timely to close this month long interplay between Mathematics and Mars. A space curve is a curve which may pass through any region of three-dimensional space. The word “loxodrome” comes from Greek loxos : oblique & dromos : running. It is a line crossing all meridians at a constant angle.

Background – Mars – Exposure of Polar Layered Deposits with Unconformities. PSP_001398_2615.



February 22 – 053.

3D-XplorMath. Pilz – implicit surface #2. Background – Mars – Transect Across Upper Morava Valles. ESP_039497_1665.

Implicit surfaces have a timeless presence – Maybe an antique white jade ornament from Phaistos or a collar-bone from some long forgotten prehistoric creäture?