Link for this post: Google Mars
If Google Mars weren’t a well rendered topographic map of what we know so far about our neighboring red planet, it could make a good art project. The colors and textures are awesome. By exploring, you create art at the same time.
There is an About Google Mars section of the site which sums things up:
This map of Mars, published by Percival Lowell in 1895, was the result of many years spent carefully studying the Red Planet through his telescope. Now you can do the same through your web browser. In collaboration with NASA researchers at Arizona State University, we’ve created some of the most detailed scientific maps of Mars ever made.
If you have half as much fun exploring them as we did making them, you’re in for a great time.
I agree about the fun and you may also.
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