MIT Researchers Help Create Best-Yet Map Of Mars’ Terrain ScienceDaily

Researchers have known for some time that Mars has a deep dent in its southern hemisphere. Until recent measurements yielded a highly accurate, global map of the red planet’s topography, they didn’t know that the Hellas basin could swallow Mt. Everest, or that the asteroid that caused the crater hurtled debris as far as 2,500 miles across the planet’s surface.