We make planetary maps that tell a story. The kids can further develop what the characters did or will do next. The scientific and cartographic part of the maps is accurate and up-to-date. Each map was designed by different graphic artists, using their own visual style. The scientific content is contributed by a NASA postdoc (that’s me). All maps were translated into 11 languages. They are now in display at the ICC2015 Rio de Janeiro cartographic conference.
The inclusion of aliens on such basically scientific maps created much controversy in the planetary community. We plan to add Pluto and Rosetta’s comet and other irregular small bodies in the future. The map series was prepared with the professional support of ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography. We hope the kids browsing these maps will one day map the surface of an exoplanet.
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Map Of Mars
Graphic artist: Csilla Kőszeghy
Map Of Venus
Graphic artist: András Baranyai
Map Of Europa
Graphic artist: Csilla Gévai
Map Of Titan
Graphic artist: Panka Pásztohy
Map Of The Moon
Graphic artist: László Herbszt
Map Of Io (Moon of Jupiter)
Graphic artist: Dóri Sirály
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