If the Moon and Mars had oceans, what would they look like?

Here’s a fun thing to imagine. What if the moon and mars had oceans? People have often wondered what Mars looked like billions of years ago when water flowed freely across its surface. With elevation maps of both celestial bodies available, all we have to do to get an idea of what it would have looked like is fill in the lower elevations with water using a computer model. Here’s Seth Kadish’s (from Vizual Statistix) take on the idea:

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Here are some other renderings of what Mars might look like if it were habitable from Deviant Art user Ittiz:

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Realistic_Mars_by_Ittiz

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