People have looked at Mars for millennia and were so captivated by its red shimmer that even deified it in a number of cultures. Today, when the planets of the Solar system are closer than ever, we know a whole lot about them. Unfortunately, despite the constantly advancing space technology, we still cannot buy a trip to Mars to look at its reddish planes with our own eyes. However, if Mars is always on your mind, you can take a virtual tour around the surface of the fourth planet right from your home computer. VRMars-Spirit The Red Planet Mars 3D will buy you a ticket to the new world!
VRMars-Spirit The Red Planet Mars 3D is an interactive virtual reality simulator of the Martian surface created on the basis of high-resolution images acquired from the Spirit rover created by NASA. This state-of-the art vehicle has been on Mars for much longer than planned and has already taken thousands of high-quality images. The software uses its own graphics engine named VRPresents that is generally faster and smoother than those based on OpenGl or Direct3D. It gives you a full impression of traveling inside Spirit across the dusty plains of the planet. You can switch between 6 available resolutions, zoom in and out, move in any direction, watch Martian landscapes from different angles and even engage the demo mode that will show you around while you lean back in your armchair to enjoy the magnificent news.
An extended hi-res version occupying over 4 gigabytes is sold on a separate DVD.
Saddle up your own Martian rover and enjoy the ride with VRMars-Spirit The Red Planet Mars 3D. It is a truly unforgettable experience affordable to anyone!
Red Planet Bound: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter DENVER, Colo. -- The next spacecraft destined for Mars is rapidly coming together here on Earth -- an interplanetary probe that carries the most powerful instruments ever sent to the red planet.