Epic map reveals Mars's geography in unrivalled detail

July 16, 2014 5:33 PM

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Epic map reveals Mars's geography in unrivalled detail

This stunning map of Mars reveals the Red Planet's geology in unprecedented detail, giving us a new understanding of the red planet's fiery history.

It is the first global geological map of Mars since the Viking orbiter's effort in 1987 – which you can stroll through on Google Earth. It reveals that much of the Martian surface is older than previously thought, and confirms the planet was geologically active until recently.

Also read: Mars One Puts Back Planned Colonisation Of Red Planet

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