Google Mars 3-D Lets You Track Martian Spacecraft in Real Time

Google Mars 3-D Offers Guided Martian Tour
Space.com

Armchair explorers can now spy on Mars orbiters and access raw spacecraft data from NASA — part of a new “Live from Mars” update for Google Mars 3-D.

NASA and Google, Inc., joined forces to launch the Mars add-on for the popular Google Earth platform in February. The March update includes new features such as watching orbital tracks of spacecraft in real-time, peeling back historical globe maps of Mars and taking a guided fly-around tour of the red planet.

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Going to Mars the Google Way…

PRESS RELEASE

NASA 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.

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