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NASA has unveiled "the most accurate global Martian map ever" - a 21,000 image mosaic from the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) aboard its Mars Odyssey spacecraft. According to the agency, the snaps have been "smoothed, matched, blended and cartographically controlled" to produce the final result, which at full zoom …

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  1. Richie 1
    Joke

    Nice but...

    I'm waiting for Google to add streetview capability.

  2. Annihilator
    Coat

    Streetview

    When does the Streetview detail come? Spirit and Opportunity have surely been there for a reason!

  3. Schick
    Unhappy

    GPS & StreetView

    ...Agreed.

    Halford's ain't stocking Red Planet GPS yet. So just stick it on Google Maps (tm) and quit dicking around. (Gigabyte images indeed...)

  4. Chris Green
    Happy

    No Open WiFi?

    With no open WiFi to record, why would Google bother to equip the rovers with Streeview gear?

    Or should they have gone, in case they found some and in doing so, proved that Martians (a) exist and (b) can't setup password controlled access?

  5. Yorkshirepudding
    Alien

    hang on whats that

    do i spy a cylinder?

    1. Graham Marsden
      Coat

      The chances of that...

      ... are a million to one...!

      1. MrT

        For sale...

        ... one house overlooking Horsell Common. Price reduced to reflect imminent arrival of alien invasion fleet.

  6. Yorkshirepudding
    Alien

    couldnt resist

    Uhhhhhhlaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  7. Stuart Halliday
    Thumb Up

    Get it here

    Seems to be incorporated in Microsoft's latest version of its Telescope Program.

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