Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 2879

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

This is a visualization showing the relative size of Mars compared to that of Earth. This version uses true color textures (there are corresponding false color versions as well) and includes pole axes and and orbit plane.

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 The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble Cloud Cover
2001/07/16 (2001/11/16 stitched at the south)
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

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