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Mapping Mars

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, July 17, 2014/Categories: natural history, space science

Planning a trip to Mars? You'll need some good maps to go hiking.

Using multi-year data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the US Geological Service (USGS) have created the first full planetary maps of Mars. They are stunning.


Global Mars Soils and Geology Map (credit: USGS)



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