Mars Flyover Based on MOLA Data for the Carl Sagan Lecture
on December 31, 2000
This visualization of the topography of Mars was created for Maria Zuber's Carl Sagan Lecture. The camera flies over several areas of interest. The south pole, Tharsis Rise, the north pole, and Valles Marineris. This animation was created using Maya and Renderman, using MOLA Topography data. The colors represent height - dark blue is about 8km deep and white is over 14km high (as measured from an arbitrary location picked as 'sea-level').
Video slate image reads, "Mars Flyover This animation flies over several areas of interest. * The South pole * Tharsis rise * The North pole * Valles Marineris This animation was created using Maya and Renderman using MOLA Topography data."
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Scientist
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Scientific Visualization Studio
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