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Earth-Mars Planet Comparisons (False Color with Axes and Orbit Plane)

This is a visualization showing the relative size of Mars compared to that of Earth. This version uses false color textures (there are corresponding true color versions as well). The colors correspond to the heights above/below 'sea level.' This version also includes pole axes and an orbit plane.


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2004/0422earthmars.html


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2877

Mission:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS

Data Used:
GTOPO30 1993-1997
MGS/MOLA 1997/09/15-2001/01/31

This item is part of this series:
Earth-Mars Comparisons

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