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3D Topographic maps of Mars available...

by shawnlin / February 13, 2008 11:05 PM PST
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080214-mars-3D.html

excerpt:
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The towering 3-D features of Martian canyons and highlands are about to stand out like never before, thanks to data from a high-resolution camera on the Mars Express orbiter.

These data, collected by the camera on the European Space Agency's Mars Express, are allowing scientists to create so-called Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) to look around the Martian surface from different directions and angles, as opposed to the usual bird's-eye view from above provided by previous Mars orbiter cameras. The new data sets have now been released on the Internet, the European Space Agency announced this week.
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images:
http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=080206-mars3D-canyon-02.jpg&cap=3-D+Digital+Terrain+Model+of+the+Ius+Chasma%2C+using+data+from+the+High+Resolution+Stereo+Camera.+Credit%3A+DLR%2FFU+Berlin+
http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=080206-mars3D-mons-02.jpg&cap=3-D+Digital+Terrain+Model+of+the+Olympus+Mons+northeastern+flank%2C+using+data+from+the+Mars+Express+High+Resolution+Stereo+Camera.+Credit%3A+DLR%2FFU+Berlin+
http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=080206-mars3D-chasma-02.jpg&cap=3-D+Digital+Terrain+Model+of+the+Ophir+Chasma%2C+using+data+from+the+Mars+Express+High+Resolution+Stereo+Camera.+Credit%3A+DLR%2FFU+Berlin+


oooohhh, aaahhhh Wink

--S
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