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Description

Take a tour of the mysterious Red Planet. This virtual globe combines a high-resolution satellite map with laser altimeter data and advanced topographic lighting to present the planet Mars as it appears from above. An Introduction and Guided Tour present some of Mars' most intriguing features. You can leave the guided tour and explore Mars as you like; over 1500 surface features have been annotated with information and links. Mars Globe HD is a must-have app for anyone interested in our solar system.

PLEASE NOTE: Regular Mars Globe is a smaller download and is free. This HD version has slightly, not extremely, better resolution and rendering.

 $0.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 09, 2010 (over 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Oct 08
2014
(Current)
Version 2.3

• Updated for iOS 7 and iOS 8. iOS 7 or later is required for this update.
• Supports full resolution on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
• Added MSL Curiosity time zone.
• Added link to my new app for visualizing Mars Rover images, Midnight Planets.

Sep 28
2012
Version 2.2.4

Improved spin rate, especially for iPhone 5.

Sep 20
2012
Version 2.2.3

- Support for iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
- The minimum required iOS version is now iOS 4.3. First- and second-generation iPhones and iPod Touches can no longer be supported in updates.

Sep 06
2012
Version 2.2.2

Added location of MSL Curiosity in Gale Crater.

Apr 06
2012
Version 2.2.1

- Improved graphics performance.
- Added a switch in the Options menu to turn atmospheric haze rendering on or off. Turn this off for better performance in some situations.

Mar 26
2012
Version 2.2

Updated to run at full resolution on the new iPad.

Apr 18
2011
Version 2.1.1

- Optimized for iPad 2.

- Sharper labels.

- Better rendering at the poles.

Version 2.1:

- Mars Globe HD now is a universal app supporting iPhone (3GS and later) and iPod Touch (3rd generation and later) as well as iPad. Because Mars Globe HD relies on advanced OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics, it does not support original iPhone, iPhone 3G, or 1st or 2nd generation iPod Touch. Regular Mars Globe still supports those older devices.

- More realistic color.

- Support for iOS 4.

Jan 20
2011
Version 2.1

- Mars Globe HD now is a universal app supporting iPhone (3GS and later) and iPod Touch (3rd generation and later) as well as iPad. Because Mars Globe HD relies on advanced OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics, it does not support original iPhone, iPhone 3G, or 1st or 2nd generation iPod Touch. Regular Mars Globe still supports those older devices.

- More realistic color.

- Support for iOS 4.

Jun 29
2010
Version 2.0.1

- Reduced application size
- Improved graphics performance

Jun 09
2010
Version 2.0

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