By Midnight Martian
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Midnight Planets lets you explore Mars as seen by the Mars Rovers Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity. It lets you view almost every image returned by the rovers in panoramic context, and provides a number of options for viewing in 3D. The app is an ongoing project in visualizing other worlds, using image data from spacecraft exploring our solar system.
What's New in Version 1.4
• Updated to support full resolution on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
• Updated for iOS 8
• Minor enhancements
About time an app like this arrives.
As a student of astronomy and physics, also working with jpl I never could find a website that would allow me to skim through all the photos curiosity had taken. It's almost as if nasa cherry picked the photo's they wanted me to see, rather than share the experience of actually being there. This app finally takes me there. Kind of sad, but as new horizons heads for Pluto, I wish the photos would update like this app. Because I just know they are going to horde every photo until the make a press release of their finest images getting there.
A must have for Mars enthusiasts
It's like you are riding on Curosity. I've used it for a month now. Absolutely fantastic. Use with Dr. Phil Stooke's maps. Join the ride (on Opportunity also).
Opening this app is like Christmas everyday
This app is what science apps should be: responsive, easy to use, current and fascinating. Thanks so much!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Oct 03, 2014
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 13.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Howard
- © 2012 Michael R. Howard
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.