Images: Google maps life on Mars

For a shaded relief map of Mars, click on "Visible" and you'll get a mosaic of images from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.

Google Mars says it chose a gray-scale to better highlight images over the planet's true color which looks like butterscotch.

Google Mars

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