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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Conduct Virtual Explorations of Mars with New WorldWide Telescope Feature
Screenshot showing Olympus Mons in 3-D using the World Wide Telescope.
From Universe Today:
Love 3-D imagery of Mars? There's now a firehose just for you! The WorldWide Telescope has teamed up with NASA to use images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera to provide a high-resolution 3-D map of the Red Planet. Included are fully-interactive images and the latest and greatest NASA data, which will allow for a virtual way to explore Mars and perhaps to even make your own scientific discoveries. This is the highest-resolution fully interactive map of Mars ever created, and includes guided video tours with two NASA scientists, James Garvin of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Carol Stoker of Ames.