for World Wind is an extensive collection of
high resolution maps of Mars exploration from the Viking craft in 1976 to the present.
Data categories include high resolution Surface Imagery, Physical, Geological, Chemical
measurements and properties. also includes Surface Features,
Contours and Spacecraft Landing Sites.
allows you to readily visualize
the diverse data that has been collected over the last forty years of interplanetary
exploration of Earth's neighbor. It is designed to provide a scientific reference source
of planetary data, as well as an intuitive interface for the educational exploration of
Martian physical properties.
contains very high resolution (up to 250 meter) maps of
surface imagery obtained from the Mars Global Surveyor and Viking missions. These include
color and grayscale maps, as well as processed and enhanced versions that accentuate subtle
surface features. Additionally, all the currently named features of Mars are identified
also examines the geophysical properties of the Red
Planet. Albedo and thermal inertia measurements were performed by the Mars Global
Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer. Gravity and geoid data was obtained by the Mars
Reconnaissance Orbiter Radio Science Gravity Field Experiment. Surface roughness was derived
from Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) observations.
incorporates maps of Mars' geology and mineral
distributions. Analysis of the different infrared wavelengths measured by the Thermal Emission
Spectrometer of Mars Global Surveyor was used to produce maps of mineral abundances.
provides topographic maps in a variety of colors derived
from elevation data collected during the survey conducted by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter,
as part of the Mars Global Surveyor mission.
also includes maps of the distribution of water and
various elements, determined by the Gamma Ray Spectrometer component of the Mars Odyssey
||NASA World Wind v1.4.0 or Later
||17 GB Hard Drive Space