USGS releases map of western Candor Colles

PSP_001641_1735_RGB.NOMAP_50percentThe U.S. Geological Survey released its highest-resolution geologic map of Mars today, and it is the most detailed representation of the Red Planet to date….  This new map provides geologic and structural information on layered sedimentary rocks at a scale comparable to what a field geologist would see on Earth, including a precise illustration of a portion of the “Grand Canyon of Mars,” or Valles Marineris…. The new geologic and structural map uses the highest-resolution, orbiter-based images currently available for Mars…. The area analyzed, called western Candor Chasma, is one of the largest canyons in the Valles Marineris canyon system. The resulting map provides the most detailed information of the geology of Mars at a human scale over a broad area of terrain, and is available for download online[More at links]

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