A miniature Mars, with 3d surface relief detail.
A Mars globe with surface relief detail. Mankind's soon to be second home.
This 3d printed Mars globe combines topographic detail with accurate mapping over the geometry, to create a true "miniature Mars".
The topography makes use of MOLA data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor mission. Elevation features have been slightly exaggerated in the z-axis as to make more features other than the Mons more prominent, since to real scale most features would be imperceptible to human touch.
Detail is enough to easily identify major features such as the Mons, Valles Marineris and the Hellas planitia on any of the globes, with additional features becoming visible the larger the globes get.