Most Detailed Map of Mars Reveals the Features of the Red Planet's Surface (VIDEO)

July 16, 2014 1:46 PM

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Scientists have created the most detailed map of Mars to date. The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new global geological map of the Red Planet that reveals the startling features of the planet's surface; this could help with future investigations of Mars and aid future human space exploration.

The new map was created with observations and scientific findings from four orbiting spacecraft that have been acquiring data for more than 16 years. The end result is an updated understanding of the geologic history of the surface of Mars.

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