These maps are global false-color topographic views of Mars at
different orientations from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA).
The maps are orthographic projections that contain over 200,000,000
points and about 5,000,000 altimetric crossovers. The spatial resolution
is about 15 kilometers at the equator and less at higher latitudes. The
vertical accuracy is less than 5 meters. The right hand image view
features the Hellas impact basin (in purple, with red annulus of high
standing material). The left hand features the Tharsis topographic rise
(in red and white). Note also the subtle textures associated with
resurfacing of the northern hemisphere lowlands in the vicinity of the
Utopia impact basin. These data were compiled by the Mars Orbiter
Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team led by David Smith at the Goddard Space
Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
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