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.
Unique and Fun
I wish I had had this app a few years ago when I was observing the Mars opposition. I have not tested the accuracy however it appears to be fine.
There is one minor nit I have with this app. I wish it would function more like your moon Globe does where it has the capability of turning off all of the controls and labels.
All in all however this is a super app and I would recommend it to any planetary observer.
Well Done Interesting App
I am really enjoying a deeper (no pun intended) understanding of Martian geology. The guided tour is nice and is interesting to get an idea of the distance between the landing sites. This app makes me want to read more about Martian geology.
My one criticism that is not even worth docking a star for, is that some of the text refers to 'upcoming' events for dates that have passed.
Very good multi-layer mars globe. It is more updated than some physical globes i have seen. Would like the ability to turn on/off feature labels independently. (Want to see curiosity label with gayle crater label for example)
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 28, 2012
- Version: 2.2.4
- Size: 77.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: 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.