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Science PopWrapped | Science

Forget Google Earth: Explore The Surface Of Mars Online

Matt Lawrence | PopWrapped Author

Matt Lawrence

08/11/2015 7:30 pm
PopWrapped | Science
Forget Google Earth: Explore The Surface Of Mars Online | Mars
Media Courtesy of Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Remember the first time you checked out Google Earth? How amazing it was to check out any country in the world through the window of your computer's monitor.

Now you can do that with our nearest planetary neighbor, Mars.

Science fiction you contend? Why not click this link

NASA has launched this website, full of information from over 50 years of missions studying the red planet. Not satisfied

 with just observing, the website is configured so that you can print physical, 3D models based on the topographical data.

If that's not cool enough for you, then interact with the Curiosity rover

In conjunction with data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, it allows you to track the day to day activities of Curiosity.

NASA has released these in celebration on the third anniversary of Curiosity's landing on Mars. The tools are being used by scientists to scope potential landing sites for the upcoming 2020 Mars Rover.

"This tool has opened my eyes as to how we should first approach roaming on another world, and now the public can join in on the fun," said NASA's Planetary Science Division director Jim Green.


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