As an Indonesian, I was really not grateful (hmm, maybe not me) enough that I am able to be a viewer of the whole, both sides of the sky, able to see both Crux and Ursa Mayor, sure truly a blessing, for the whole year.
Martian Maps, Maps, Maps
(This is a part of Martian Series I’m queueing in this moment)
So, compared to Earth, which is mapped often already, and the Moon, which has been fully mapped using NASA”s Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter, Mars hasn’t been mapped as often. The highest resolution global topographic map of Mars until now is produced using MOLA data (Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter), which, although pretty precise in altitude, only has the resolution of about 463 m/ pixel. But! Based on MOLA data alone, there are a lot of interesting Mars maps in different style being produced. Basically this post was born because of me stumbled upon this vintage-style Mars map created by Eleanor Lutz a.k.a. Tabletop Whale. I knew that there are a lot of interesting (data-wise and style-wise) maps on Mars, so I will share a few I can think of.
(Update: She has also created a set of planetary and astronomy related map including a new Mars one)
Ky’s Exchange: Tourism Information Center in Daejeon
The one that I like about South Korea is that they have tourism Information Center in every city. In Daejeon itself, there are about 5 of them, I think, and the main one is near the Expo Park-Science Museum.