A Mars With Life Could Look Very Much Like Our Earth

Mars, as we know it looks like a barren red planet apparently ignorant of all the fantastical theories us Eearthlings may have of it. Software engineer Kevin Gill decided to visualize what Mars would look like, if it were plush with water bodies and atmosphere. The result apparently, would be strikingly similar to the Earth.

Gill used data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and arbitrarily assigned a sea level to the planet. Of course, parts below this were to be filled with water and be colored blue, while those above it would display a topography similar to what we are used to seeing. The Living Mars, clearly influenced by the ways of our planet and its representation, also happens to look much like our own world. It’s fantastic, and a great use of imagination.

Via TheRegister, cnet

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