8A50.40 - Mars

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Mars Topography
Area of Study:
Solar System
Mars Globes.

Choose the mars globe most appropriate for your lecture.

The 16 inch globe is based on the Mariner 9 survey.

The 12 inch brown globe is based on the 1970's Viking pictures with some updates and additions.

The 12 inch topographical globe is based on information from the Mars Global Surveyor and is accurate to a few meters.

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