NASA brings tool to explore Mars




Everyone knows Google Maps. To look up a street, determining a route or viewing the house that distant relative. Now there is a similar program for Mars. There is only one thing which tool you use it anyway?

Well, that makes us tweakers not matter. The fact that something like this can of course be enough to build it. And exactly they must have thought probably also at NASA. The US space agency made ​​a Google Maps-like variant for Mars: NASA’s Mars Trek .

Not that NASA Mars Trek serves no purpose, because who the site seconds viewing soon discovers that there is plenty to see and do. So the red planet can be viewed in a 3D view and the 2D can be zoomed to display detailed level. Soon falls on the craters of hundred kilometers in diameter are not uncommon.

The data for the Mars tool come from various spacecraft that NASA has in recent years been sent to the planet. Specific data filtering by instrument and by spacecraft: the Odyssey , the Global Surveyor and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter . In addition, include the precise landing spots are the Mars-carts Curiosity and Opportunity to consult.

Finally NASA tools it offers to select certain parts of Mars. There may be a pin inserted, your line or gekliederd freehand. Enough to be able to extinguish some time. So, we see each other at Sharonov?

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