How big is the

The 5.6-gigapixel map is produced by Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars. It covers 86%
of the planet's surface.

First part contains 51,000 images

Each part of the map represents a 540km long and 10km wide strip of Mars. The first piece of this new map comprises 51,000 pictures.

What do the maps reveal?

The various maps provide a detailed look at the mineral distribution on Mars. The different colors represent minerals seen in different wavelengths of light.

Importance of the maps

The maps will aid in prioritizing regions that require an in-depth study. They will also provide insights into the history of Mars
and its composition.