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 HD is a must-have app for anyone interested in our solar system.

PLEASE NOTE: Regular Mars Globe is a smaller download and is free. This HD version has slightly, not extremely, better resolution and rendering.

What's New

Version 2.3

• Updated for iOS 7 and iOS 8. iOS 7 or later is required for this update.
• Supports full resolution on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
• Added MSL Curiosity time zone.
• Added link to my new app for visualizing Mars Rover images, Midnight Planets.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

iPhone and iPad Retina!!!


I have over 500 apps and this is my favourite by far. Can't imagine any reason for giving this less than 5 stars. Along with the nearly identical Moon Globe app from the same developer it's gives you an uncanny feeling of actually being there, not just of viewing the surface but actually visiting these two bodies in space. The adjustable lighting reveals that Mars is not only 3D in the sense of being a globe but also in the sense of having actual 3D mountains and canyons and craters ect embossed into its surface. It contains a stupefying amount of information about our red brother - more than even an astronaut going there would need - and the swipe gestures for zooming and panning and orbiting are so smoothly and intuitively interpreted that you feel like you're controlling it with your mind rather than your screen. Thanks so much for making this a Universal app that works on the iPhone!!!

Mars HD - Great Overall View of the Red Planet

DJ Darkorange

The Mars HD app is well worth the small fee. The features are solid but lack only 3 thing: a MOLA
terrain, allowing for multiple layers concurrently and the ability to get screenshots and perhaps a kmz/l layer exporter. Other than this, if I need a quick look at Mars and use the well thought of Wikipedia/Internet feature, it is among my most used apps. Include the above mentioned app mods, and you would have a perfect Mars Atlas!

Nice, can you fix the dead links?


This is not a criticism as it most likely out of your control. The NASA links, or at least the many I’ve tried thus far don’t work, or at least not on my 2017 iPad. If possible, is this something that can be rectified in a future upgrade? No matter, for the price it is a valuable resource.


Michael Howard
550.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 Michael R. Howard


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