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Description

Explore a 3D globe of Mars

Mars Atlas is an astronomy application that lets you use pinch and finger gestures to manipulate a 3D globe of Mars. As you zoom in more labels appear as finer detail comes into view. You can double tap on the labels to get more information about a particular feature.

Mars Atlas displays the approximate phase, axial tilt and central meridian of Mars from your chosen location and time, and renders these on the globe. You can switch to a 'Globe' mode that allows you to spin Mars around to see the whole globe. The feature database is searchable and can move the globe to a searched feature. The phase can be switched off to show the whole globe more clearly.

Date, time and location can be changed. There is also a realtime mode that will update to the current time.

The Mars globe can be shown with north or south at the top or inverted to suit different telescope views.

Over 1600 named features are included as well as 6 spacecraft that returned data from the surface of Mars.

You can swipe left and right on the phase view to go backwards and forwards a day.

Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn atlases are also available on the App Store!

Also there is Planisphere, a star charting app, available on the App Store!

 $5.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jan 28, 2009 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Nov 06
2018
(Current)
Version 2.6.3

Fixed minor layout issues for 2018 iPad Pros.

Sep 19
2018
Version 2.6.2

Fixed layout issue.

Aug 28
2018
Version 2.6.1

Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Nov 29
2017
Version 2.6.0

Support for iPhone X and bug fixes.

Jul 16
2016
Version 2.5.1

iPod touch support fixed
New settings section for iPhone
Supports 12.9 inch iPad Pro

Jul 14
2016
Version 2.5.0

New settings section for iPhone
Supports 12.9 inch iPad Pro
Bug fixes

Jul 10
2015
Version 2.2.1

Fixed location services for iOS 8.

Feb 23
2015
Version 2.2.0

Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Added Beagle 2 spacecraft.

Sep 17
2014
Version 2.1.1

Support for iOS 8.
Changed settings to a popover on iPad.

Oct 15
2013
Version 2.1.0

iOS 7 support.

Nov 26
2012
Version 2.0.6

Support for iPhone 5/iPod Touch (5th generation).
Minimum iOS support is now 4.3
Improvements to UI.

Mar 26
2012
Version 2.0.5

Support for Retina iPad.

Oct 09
2011
Version 2.0.4

Fixed Popover issues for iOS 5.

Jan 26
2011
Version 2.0.3

Improved saving of settings.

Oct 12
2010
Version 2.0.2

Added support for Retina display.

May 27
2010
Version 2.0.1

Improved globe manipulation.

For the iPad version, added pictures of spacecraft and the ability to update rover positions over the web.

Added Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to the cities list.

Apr 01
2010
Version 2.0.0

Added iPad version and faster texture loading for iPhone version.

Oct 14
2009
Version 1.0.3

Improved time calculations.

Built for 2.2.1 and above.

May 28
2009
Version 1.0.2

Faster loading of map textures.

Added a 'Night Light' setting to tint the Map and Phase views red for night viewing which is also saved when the application quits.

Corrected the phase calculation.

Feb 20
2009
Version 1.0.1

Jan 29
2009
Version 1.0.0

Previous 3 versions
 

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