Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Data illustrator Eleanor Lutz has created a really nice topographic map of Mercury.
The map is laid out with a large view of the planet's eastern hemisphere. In the corners surrounded by leafy details are the northern, southern and western hemispheres as well as a cutaway view of the planet's core.
Here is some detail - the planet's features are from the International Astronomical Union. Mercury's craters named for writers and artists.
Her map poster can be purchased here, along with other items like pillows and clocks decorated with the map's artwork.

Lutz also gives you a link to her code and tutorial showing you how it was done. Also see her maps for MarsVenus, and the Moon- as seen here

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