Mars Globe

Mars Globe Prototype

The NASA space probe Mars Global Surveyor circles planet Mars since 1999 and sent back fascinating images and topographic data.

The data was used to create a complex 3-dimensional globe of the planet Mars featuring a topographic map of the surface. Marked on the map are the landing sites of all probes that landed on the surface of Mars.

The Mars topography was engraved using a special relief-technique. Afterwards the segments were sown together and placed on a support structure.

Special thanks for the Mars topographic data:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Mapbox

Materials: Birchwood, 29cm diameter