This interactive map from NASA allows users to explore the geographic intricacies of Mars from the comfort of their computer. Visitors may explore Mars from both two- and three-dimensional perspectives, zoom in on areas of interest, or search for specific landmarks by name or by longitude and latitude. Those less familiar with the Red Planet may want to start by exploring Bookmarks, where nine spots of interest are highlighted. Bookmarks include Major Features (which includes major volcanic regions and valles on the planet); the landing site of the Curiosity Rover; and the path that fictional astronaut Mark Watney traveled in the novel (and movie), The Martian. These landmarks are accompanied by short descriptions. Meanwhile, the My Data tool allows users to overlay a variety of NASA data sets on the map. This website works best on Google Chrome 18.0+ or Firefox 40.0+.
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