Scientists from Bruce Murray Space Image Laboratory (California Institute of Technology) created the most detailed map of Mars, which can be viewed at the institution’s website. This is reported by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
110,000 images taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) were used to create an interactive map of Mars. Photos obtained using the black and white Context Camera (CTX) have a resolution of 25 square meters per pixel. A map named Global CTX Mosaic of Mars became the most detailed map of the Red Planet with a total size of 5.7 trillion pixels.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), whose photo is used by the Global CTX Mosaic of Mars, is an automatic interplanetary station, which was launched on August 12, 2005, and began operating in Mars orbit on March 10, 2006. MRO transmitted about 445 terabits of data to Earth and is the second oldest after Mars Odyssey launched in 2001.
On the Global CTX Mosaic of Mars, you can see some of the interesting places on the Red Planet, the names of various objects on Mars, traces of the Martian rovers’ activity, a topographic map of the area, and so on. Exciting!