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Finding your way around Mars
The first step in this activity is to change the view in Google Earth, to Mars.
Finding impact craters
In order to find craters in Google Mars, you can search for a
particular crater using the 'Fly To' box, together with the name of the
crater, or its coordinates. You can zoom in or out of the image by
using the controls, and you can drag the image by using either the
controls or your mouse.
To help familiarise yourself with Google Mars, try the following exercise:
Comparing Mars craters with Earth craters
Zoom in/out of Google Mars until your window is filled with a Google Mars image. Look at the distribution of impact craters in this image and answer the following questions: