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-For a much more detailed description see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars wikipedia Mars page], NASA has a very good tour of Valles Marineris [http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/dsg/grp-mem/rjohnson/movies/edu/valles3d.mpg click here to download], a useful educational page at [http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/planets/4/index.html NASA Learning technologies] and a [http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/marsfact.html fact sheet].+For a much more detailed description see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars wikipedia Mars page], a NASA [http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/dsg/grp-mem/rjohnson/movies/edu/valles3d.mpg tour of Valles Marineris] video, an [http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/planets/4/index.html educational page] at NASA Learning technologies and a NASA [http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/marsfact.html fact sheet].
==Mars Tutorial== ==Mars Tutorial==

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Mars the Red planet - Click to enlarge
Mars the Red planet - Click to enlarge
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The red planet Mars is now viewable from within World Wind (using version 1.3.4 or above) and has full 3D terrain. For more information on whats new in 1.3.4 visit the Guide to 1.3.4.

Contents

Introduction to Mars

Mars is the fourth planet in our Solar system, named after the Roman god of war, it is 1/2 the size of Earth (see figure 1), and its red appearance is mainly due to iron oxide on the surface.

figure 1 - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
figure 1 - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars


For a much more detailed description see the wikipedia Mars page, a NASA tour of Valles Marineris video, an educational page at NASA Learning technologies and a NASA fact sheet.

Mars Tutorial

A flash tutorial that explains how to view Mars in World Wind can be found at the World Wind Tours Homepage.

Viewing Mars

You can view Mars by either double clicking the 'World Wind Mars 1.3' desktop icon (see the image on the right of this page), selecting Start->Programs->NASA->World Wind Mars 1.3, or after launching World Wind by switching to Mars from the File menu.

Mars Layers

The different Mars layers can be toggled on and off by clicking the corresponding icon in World Winds toolbar (see image below).


Mars Color

  • Mars Color - High resolution color imagery, created using Celestia imagery.


MOC



MOLA

  • MOLA Color - Shaded relief derivied from altimetry, colorized by elevation. 128 ppd/460m, created using data from MOLA. The color of the map represents the elevation.


  • MOLA Colored - Elevation Map, created using data from JPL. The color of the map represents the elevation. The highest points are represented in red. The lowest points are represented in black.


MDIM

  • MDIM - High resolution greyscale imagery, created using a single spectral band. More information about the Mars Global Digital Image Mosaic can be found at the MDIM Project homepage.


  • MDIM Fused Color - High resolution color imagery, created using a single spectral band fused with the Mars color dataset. More information about the Mars Global Digital Image Mosaic can be found at the MDIM Project homepage.


THEMIS

  • Mars THEMIS - High resolution greyscale imagery, 256 ppd/230m, created using data from NASA Mars Odyssey/THEMIS. More information about the Thermal Emission Imaging System can be found at the THEMIS Project homepage.


  • Mars THEMIS Color - High resolution color imagery, 256 ppd/230m, created using data from NASA Mars Odyssey/THEMIS. More information about the Thermal Emission Imaging System can be found at the THEMIS Project homepage.


Mars add-ons

For information on how to use World Wind add-ons visit the Add-on Launchpad.

Mars Missions

The Mars Missions add-on displays the locations of various NASA related Mars landings. For more information and to download this add-on please visit the Mars Missions add-on page.


Mars videos

This is a collection of Martian flyovers created using World Wind.


Martian hotspots

Interesting places on the Lunar surface, click the links for more information, or click the worldwind button to visit the location in World Wind.

Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons


Valles Marineris
Valles Marineris


Face of Cydonia
Face of Cydonia


Mars Smiley
Mars Smiley


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