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NASA releases painting-like maps of Mars: Why are they important

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The Planetary Data System of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released parts of a multicolored Martian map that look like paintings. The 5.6-gigapixel map produced by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) covers 86% of the planet's surface and shows the key minerals found there. It will be released in batches to the public over the next six months.