Published the most accurate map of Antarctica

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A group of researchers from the Universities of Minnesota and Ohio have published the most detailed map of Antarctica at high resolution. It is reported portal

The map has a resolution of eight meters and covers approximately 14 million square kilometers of the continent. Now, scientists know the height of all mountains and ice cover Antarctica to within centimeters.

To map such high resolution, scientists have treated using the Blue Waters supercomputer several million images.

The file with the most detailed image of Antarctica weighs 150 terabytes.

«‘Until now, we’ve had a better map of Mars than we’ve had of Antarctica,’ said Dr. Howat.»

Now, the Antarctic map is finished, and it’s a work of art.

— Robert Moor (@robertmoor_) September 9, 2018