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Caption: Crustal thickness map of Mars. Animated rotating Mars globe showing variations in crustal thickness. Data for this map was inferred from variations in the Martian gravitational field. The gravitational anomalies can be explained by variations in the thickness of the Martian crust: local increases in gravity indicate places where the denser mantle is closer to the surface, and hence where the crust is thinner. The animation was created using data from Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Global Surveyor.

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Mars crust thickness map, animation

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