Wednesday, August 15, 2012

View Mars Panoramas and More

Last week I posted a short history of Mars exploration. This evening I explored a couple of more resources about Mars.

On 360 Cities you can view a panorama created from some images captured by Curiosity. On your laptop or desktop you can zoom in, zoom out, and pan around in 360 degrees. As I learned from this CNET article, on your iPad you can do the same by simply moving your iPad around.

The Mars Science Laboratory has many images of Mars captured by Curiosity as well as videos related to the rover's exploration of the Red Planet. I like this animated demonstration of how NASA communicates with Curiosity.