Tue, Feb 03, 2009
Wait... That's My House!
and Google announced Monday the release of a new Mars mode in
Google Earth that brings to everyone's desktop a high-resolution,
three-dimensional view of the Red Planet.
Besides providing a rich, immersive 3D view of Mars that will
aid public understanding of Mars science, the new mode, Google Mars
3D, also gives researchers a platform for sharing data similar to
what Google Earth provides for Earth scientists.
The mode enables users to fly virtually through enormous canyons
and scale huge mountains on Mars that are much larger than any
found on Earth. Users also can explore the Red Planet through the
eyes of the Mars rovers and other Mars missions, providing a unique
perspective of the entire planet.
Users can see some of the latest satellite imagery from NASA's
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and other probes orbiting the Red
Planet. Viewers can learn about new discoveries and explore indexes
of available Mars imagery. The new Mars mode also allows users to
add their own 3D content to the Mars map to share with the
Monday's announcement is the latest benefit from a Space Act
Agreement of NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA
signed with Google in November 2006. Under its terms, NASA and
Google agreed to collaborate to make NASA's data sets available to
NASA Ames, along with its partners at Google, Carnegie Mellon
University, SETI, and other institutions, helped produce the data
to make this possible.
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