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.
What's New in 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.
• Slightly improved graphics rendering (since OpenGLES 1.x no longer has to be supported).
• Added MSL Curiosity time zone.
• Added link to my new app for visualizing Mars Rover images, Midnight Planets.
It's like GoogleEarth for Mars!
I have wanted to go to Mars since I was a kid. I seriously thought we'd be there by the end of the last century. We don't have a human expedition to Mars planned until 2030. This is as close to the Red Planet as you and I are likely going to get. Zoom in on megalithic canyons in the Vales Marinares with a "bird's eye" sattelite orbital cam view. Exploring Mars virtually is highly addictive! I can't put it down! I want to explore every square inch of the planet!
I Want to Go to Mars Now
I have Mars on my iPad. I have Mars on my iPad. I have Mars on my iPad. What more do you need to know? This is way beyond cool! The entire planet is mapped and annoted so you can easily find any named feature or turn off the labels and imagine youself cruising over the surface. Very, very happy with this app but it does really make me want go there. Maybe in my next life...
Before I get into how amazing this app is, can I just mention you the moon globe is particularly good as well. Could you guys possibly make a Sun Globe? How amazing would it be to be from the vantage point of Our energy source, looking at all the planets it sustains. But great idea in general guys! Wish more people would take advantage of apps like this. Keep the planets coming
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 08, 2014
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 57.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Howard
- © 2009 Michael R. Howard
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.