With digital terrain models from HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) GeoBoxers created a piece of the Hale Crater in Minecraft. The Hale Crater is one of the places where NASA found evidence that liquid water flows on Mars.

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Credit: NASA/JPL, University of Arizona, USGS

Free download

If you want to explore the crater by yourself, you can download the Minecraft map and install it, following the instructions given here.

Download: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/marsboxing/dl/m10halecentergullies_zscale_0.55.7z

In the Minecraft version of the Hale Crater height is scaled by 0.55, horizontally the scale is 1:1.

Visit Mars from the International Space Station

Another way to visit the Hale Crater is via IRISSCraft.


HiRISE data and images
NASA announcement from September 28.
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