Google Mars 3D offers unique way to view Mars

 @ibtimes on February 04 2009 5:39 PM

Google Mars 3D offers a unique look at the Red Planet of Mars a team up together with NASA, offering a new Mars 3D mode for Google Earth with a high-resolution, three-dimensional view of the Red Planet.

According to a report from official website of NASA, 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 world.

Google Mars 3D also offers images from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and other satellites that are circling the Red Planet. The new mode will serve as a science instrument on understanding the science behind the Red Planet.

NASA Ames and Google are joined by Carnegie Mellon University, SETI, and other partners to help collect data and make it available to the public.

NASA said that the announcement of the new agreement is the latest benefit from a Space Act Agreement NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., signed with Google in November 2006.

For a more information on NASA report visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2009/09_10AR.html

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