- uploaded: Nov 13, 2011
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This is a three-d MAP of Tholus Tharsis.
Or is it Tharsis Tholus?
Our dumb names for Martian landmarks absolutely do not count...
Anyway, THREE DIMENSIONAL maps of MARS, The MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, per CARL SAGAN, are the actual area laid upon a computer-generated RAISED representation of the area in question.
They are EXTREMELY accurate, more so than a simple photograph.
NASA has used these 3D maps to plot EVERY landing of every probe ever sent to the planets in question.
It is how they select suitable landing spots....