Planets and Moons  ID: 2326

MOLA Stills for possible cover of 'Nature'

These are draft renders of Mars using MOLA data for Topography and Viking data (true color) for the surface texture. One of these was picked and used by Nature on the cover of 'Insight' on 12 July 2001. The same image was used on the cover of the Planetary Report July/August 2001.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
David Smith (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Nature, Vol 412, 12 July 2001 and The Planetary Report, July/August 2001

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Cover of Nature Magazine Vol. 412, no. 6843, 12 July 2001