By Midnight Martian
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Take a tour of the mysterious Red Planet. This virtual globe combines a high-resolution satellite map with laser altimeter data and advanced topographic lighting to present the planet Mars as it appears from above. An Introduction and Guided Tour present some of Mars' most intriguing features. You can leave the guided tour and explore Mars as you like; over 1500 surface features have been annotated with information and links. Mars Globe is a must-have app for anyone interested in our solar system.
"My science classes were never like this... a terrific demo of the power of the iPad to inform and entertain." - Mel Martin, TUAW.com
What's New in Version 2.2.4
Improved spin rate, especially for iPhone 5.
Mars as I want to see it
Very good way to explore mars and learn the geography.
The only negative is that when spinning the globe from pole to pole it is obvious that the map and the globe do not match. You have to keep scrolling far more than normal than if the map and globe were in proportion.
Not worth it
Yes, there's a full version, but if you are going for the free version, it's a waste. Of time. For school astronomy it may not be so bad as it includes good facts and a guided tour of mars hotspots.
Altogether, for people who want HD graphics were you can explore and zoom full in to the red planet, this is a poor app and really not worth it.
I have mars (and sometimes The Moon) spinning around on my desk! Would love to have Jupiter, Saturn and the rest of the planets to go with them! *hint hint, nudge nudge ;)
- Category: Education
- Updated: 28 September 2012
- Version: 2.2.4
- Size: 77.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Michael Howard
- © 2009 Michael R. Howard
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.