10/21/2013 11:11 am ET

Stunning Photos Of Mars Look Like Abstract Art (NEW BOOK)

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The immediate success of Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" proves our ongoing captivation with the visualization of nearby worlds, and of our world from a different vantage point. Images of outer space can be breathtaking, and the mystery of unknown worlds can be awe-inspiring.

A new book from Aperture, "This is Mars," puts a spin on space photography. These are no "Blue Marble" shots. Instead, they're abstract patterns formed by fault lines and rock formations.

Take a look at these 7 fascinating images of Mars:

Captions written by Nicolas Mangold; Images courtesy of NASA, JPL, and The University of Arizona

7 Stunning Photos Of Mars