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New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars

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Mars gravity map

This Mars map shows variations in thickness of the planet's crust, the relatively thin surface layer overlying the mantle of the planet. It shows unprecedented detail derived from new mapping of variations in Mars' gravitational pull on orbiters.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Scientific Visualization Studio

A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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