Epic map reveals Mars's geography in unrivalled detail

July 16, 2014 5:33 PM

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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.

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