Saturday, May 13, 2006

Flight Into Mariner Valley & Google Mars.

It's time to take a trip to Mars and visit the red, dusty terrain of our neighboring planet. First off, a CGI video from JPI and Arizona State University that takes a trip through the grand canyon of mars, the Mariner Valley. The computer simulation tours the land with a narrative description. (If the embedded video does not play in your browser, click the link below it to go to the main page.)
Next up is Google Mars, a mapping system like Google Maps with Infared and satellite images of the planet Mars. This program works just like Google Maps and offers the elevations of the images also.
Finally, there's a web site with space simulation downloads called Celestia. This free software lets you explore the solar system on your desktop.
Thanks to Jason Spalding, of emGISt, Inc for the links.

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