A National Geographic exclusive, this dual-sided map is an amalgamation of almost 1,000 images taken from the Mars Global Surveyor satellite. It provides the sharpest rendering yet of Mars and its terrain.
Over 18 insets illustrate the past and present geography and landscape of Mars including evidence of: daily surface changes from wind, ice, and possibly water; past catastrophic floods; and massive volcanic activity with lava flows larger than the area of Russia! A timeline reveals our fascination with Mars, and our efforts to describe it with scientific exploration and Hollywood fantasy.
20'' x 31''
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.