Fade resistant inks on durable, archival grade matte paper means this map is museum quality.
Colors depict elevation. Labels for craters and rover landing sites. Latitude and longitude lines every 5 degrees.
Centered at the Oxia Palus quadrangle. This area is significant in the search for ancient forms of life due to strong evidence of former rivers, lakes, and springs.
Area: 8 million km² (3 million mi²)
This is a digital terrain model, visualized from MOLA's raw data. Shades of grey represent elevation.
Computer simulated light rays generate surface highlights and shadows. This map utilizes a multi-directional hillshade algorithm which produces a very detailed surface.
The layers are merged using a combination of pan-sharpening, contrast, and gamma stretching algorithms. Together, these techniques bring out the nuanced details inherent in the source data.