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This is the government’s new map of Mars

This is the government’s new map of Mars

Future Mars explorers are going to need accurate maps, and the United States Geological Survey is more than happy to help. According to Wired it took 16 years for orbiting spacecraft to gather the detailed geological data shown on the map.

It looks like Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin also wants the U.S. to aim for Mars.

The USGS explains in depth what it means by all these fancy colors here.

Read more: http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/this-is-the-governments-new-map-of-mars/

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