Planning that trip to Mars? Now you can get hiking maps from the ESA!

Yes, for all those intrepid explorers out there who want to vacation on the Red Planet, the ESA is releasing the 1st “hiker’s maps” for Mars. Based on data from the ESA’s MarsExpress, researchers have also generated a series of HRSC Digital Terrain Models for portions of Mars as well.

No word on when you might be able to purchase the maps, but the sample images that accompany the article are quite pretty!


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