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<p>Ever been to the surface of <strong>Mars</strong>? Probably only in your dreams, but with this model you can get a sense of what it must be like to walk on the red planet. This model depicts a unique "Ring and Cone" structure with a sepia tint. The model includes a built-in base so it sits perfectly on a desk or shelf.</p><p> </p><p><strong>High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)</strong> is a camera on board the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter">Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter</a>. The 65 kg (143 lb), $40 million USD instrument was built under the direction of the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona">University of Arizona</a>'s <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_and_Planetary_Laboratory">Lunar and Planetary Laboratory</a> by <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_Aerospace_%26_Technologies_Corp.">Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.</a> It consists of a 0.5 m (19.7 in) aperture <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflecting_telescope">reflecting telescope</a>, the largest so far of any <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_space_exploration">deep space</a> mission, which allows it to take pictures of Mars with resolutions of 0.3 m/pixel (about 1 foot), resolving objects below a meter across.</p><p>Data Sources: DTM from the HiRISE Project / NASA/JPL/University of Arizona</p><p><strong>If you would like a custom relief map, contact me through my <a rel="nofollow" href="http://smartmappsconsulting.com">website</a> or through Shapeways.</strong></p>