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Mars Archives stiuskr 10/14/03 8:32 PM
Oh, wow. Gotta be careful here. I've never tread on virgin territory before.

Guess I'll take the honor of the first post here with one of Olympus Mons. Not just the largest volcano on Mars, one of the largest in the solar system. At over 15 miles high, 340 miles in diameter and sitting on a 4 mile high scarp, it dwarfs 6 mile high Mauna Loa.


artist conception of a dust storm rolling down the flanks.

cool, was able too add one more image before the edit window closed...
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Re: Mons Olympus Lrae 10/16/03 10:02 AM
Guess, there is something I am missing... Central Pacific Ocean?


Should I load an overlay? Press a button someplace...?


Oh.... There it is... I guess I have to read the other forums...

Off to download new softywear!
Re: Mons Olympus ed.sterrett 10/16/03 5:16 PM
Hey, if ya gotta go to the Arizona desert to find the London Bridge..
Can't see Mars? csmk 10/17/03 2:07 PM
To get Mars...

Click Prefs, then Globe Server
Re: Mons Olympus MacRane 10/17/03 2:13 PM
This is Great stuff. Thanks Keyhole and nVidia
the "Face of Mars" neo 10/17/03 6:56 PM
Somewhere in the Cydonia region is located the "Face of Mars".

Don't know exactly where it is... i think it's a very small rock formation. More info u can find on this Site... for example.

Big big thanx & congratulation to Keyhole for this amazing gift!!!!
by the way where i can get a 10-years-subscription for EV?!
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Re: the "Face of Mars" ed.sterrett 10/18/03 12:26 AM
The attached .eta is centered over the "face", which is immediately to the SE of "Apt", or 42.5 miles NE of the Cydonia Mensae label. If you know how to use lat/lon points, you'll find it at roughly 40.9 N 9.45 W.

The combination of relatively small size of the formations and the low res of the area make it nearly impossible to see anything of detail. If anyone wants to try an overlay, a good pic can be found here or here. Good luck finding the points to line up..

An excellent debunking of "The Cydonia Mensae Conspiracy" can be found HERE.
"Face of Mars" approx. stiuskr 10/18/03 9:42 PM
Well, this is where I think it goes. You can make out one flank of the D&M Pyramid to the south. Take into account that most of the stock images are north east oriented. So I believe this is the correct placement but the wrong orientation. Could be wrong, but it's a good looking image. Wish the whole planet was like that! Oh, wait a minute. One planet at a time, now...

Overlay is a high res color image. Zoom out and the face comes into view!
Re: the "Face of Mars" quaglinoman 11/26/03 11:24 PM
I hope someone can find it! I hope you can actually see it!
Re: "Face of Mars" approx. Zak 12/23/03 9:10 PM
I love the high-rez image! Here's my attempt based on one of the images submitted by esterrett. It seems to line up pretty well. I used photoshop to adjust it and add some color. It's my first attempt at an overlay. What do you think?

Z
Re: "Face of Mars" approx. PenguinOpus 12/24/03 11:27 AM
Zak,

Your overlay image is missing. One of the tricks with overlays is that to share them, you have to put the image on a publicly available web server somewhere since it is referenced indirectly.
Re: "Face of Mars" approx. 2004vista 4/10/04 8:10 AM
i liked your research. i have been roaming all over northern mars. finally found region thanks to you.
Happy Face Crater stiuskr 10/18/03 7:59 PM
Enjoy!


image from this site
Re: Happy Face Crater satishgsk 3/29/06 11:41 PM
i see nothing !
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Walking Man stiuskr 10/19/03 6:32 PM
I don't know if it's the AOL 9.0 media blitzkrieg or what, but I'm seeing this guy everywhere these days!
Re: Walking Man AlanKHunt 10/22/03 8:08 AM
I think your mind may be playing tricks on you. I can see walking men everywhere, with enough imagination, but I don't see any striking example in your placemark. Is it supposed to take up the whole scene? Is it in the center? Is it facing right or left? Please help. Maybe an overlay would help, if you can supply one.
Re: Walking Man PenguinOpus 10/22/03 9:59 AM
It is a bit hard to see, but in the "shadows" (darker dust?), I definitely see an AOL-ish walking man.

Alan, just to check... are you looking on Mars or Earth? Right now there's no way for a placemark to tell the viewer which one to load.
Re: Walking Man stiuskr 10/22/03 5:58 PM
Here's the Walking Man isolated, on Mars, Charlie Brown head and all.
Re: Walking Man MacRane 10/22/03 7:25 PM
I couldn't resist . Here is an oveylay that Alan asked for. Hope this helps. It really fixs well.
Nice find stiuskr
Welcome to Mars! (please read Addendum first) PenguinOpus 10/22/03 10:00 AM
This forum is for placemarks that are on Mars. You must have already configured your (new) NV viewer to look at Mars or these placemarks will send you to some random places on Earth :-).

Enjoy.

Addendum: now that we've launched Google Earth, many people are asking about Mars in Google Earth. At this time, the (single) server hosting the Mars database can't accomodate any more users than our historical Keyhole NV and Keyhole 2 NV users. When those existing NV users upgrade to Google Earth Plus, they'll still be able to see Mars, but everyone else will not. We hope to make this database available to more people in the future.
Re: Welcome to Mars! lunatech 10/22/03 4:18 PM
Mars! How cool.

Big Question for me...how do you configure your viewer? Can't seem to find instructions. Been away for a while! Can't wait!
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Re: Welcome to Mars! PenguinOpus 10/22/03 4:26 PM

You'll need the new 1.7.2 NV installer found on the Keyhole website. Once installed, check out the Prefs menu for "Globe Server" tab, choose Mars, and restart the app.
Re: Welcome to Mars! blt 1/25/04 10:03 AM
Penguin:
How do we use "geforce" mode to fly on Mars? The 'take me to' panel seems to be missing on Mars.
Re: Welcome to Mars! PenguinOpus 1/26/04 11:05 AM
Because there is no geocoder for the Mars database, that UI was removed, which makes it impossible to fly Mars with that secret incantation. Sorry.
Re: Welcome to Mars! seer 1/26/04 12:48 PM
The International Astronomical Union lists "official" Martian placenames. The database of names is here. One example:
Code:

Roddenberry 49.8S 4.6W 141.0 NA AM I2365 MC26 5 1994 0 AA Gene; American engineer,
television producer
(1921-1991).




This rock is named 'Barnacle Bill'

Anybody have the lat/lon for Stimpy, Yogi and Scooby Doo?

P.S. I am still amazed that nobody has claimed that NASA pulled the image feed from Spirit once they saw the first "Bigfoot" wander into view.
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Re: Welcome to Mars! greenbjb 10/1/04 6:02 AM
Early on I remember the Moon also being available... whatever happened to it?
Re: Welcome to Mars! Jumble 10/1/04 6:09 AM
Greenguy: Check out Lrae's overlay. It turns earth to moon in one click!
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Re: Welcome to Mars! PenguinOpus 10/11/04 10:00 PM
There has been some confusion about how to login on to the Mars server In Keyhole 2 (Keyhole 2 NV only). To do so, use the "File" menu "logout" option, followed by "login". Select the "Mars Database" from the server menu.
Re: Welcome to Mars! birddude 12/29/04 7:13 AM
How do you configure your viewer?
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Re: Welcome to Mars! birddude 12/29/04 7:16 AM
What's the web address?
Re: Welcome to Mars! shuvman 12/29/04 8:34 AM
After you get to Mars make sure your zoomed out enough to see the planet and also under MY Keyhole Tab -uncheck any placemarks or overlays. Under Keyhole you should see a new list of things to choose from . Check them all.
Now zoom in on Mars and you will see information about craters and other points of interest.
Re: Welcome to Mars! shuvman 12/29/04 9:43 AM
There is no Web address , Mars is viewed just like Earth and the same rules apply. You can make placemarks and produce overlays. Post them at the Mars thread.
I recommend these websites for images and information about mars.
The maps can help one find objects on Mars and locate Lat.and Long. For placing overlays or just finding something. REMEMBER some maps and even images will have locations on Mars as located from ZERO to 360 degrees while you will see that Mars is on a Zero to 180 system. So just do the math to figure the difference.
Nasa image journal here . The MOC high rez image gallery here .Map of western hemisphere here . Map of eastern hemisphere here . Have Fun
Re: Welcome to Mars! birddude 12/29/04 10:43 AM
Where do you get the software for the mars thing?
Re: Welcome to Mars! birddude 12/29/04 1:14 PM
Where on the website?
Re: Welcome to Mars! ebbyfish 12/29/04 9:12 PM
I had the same problem, go to File -> Logout..
Then File -> Login and select the Mars Database from the dropdown, turn off all of the Earth placmarks and enjoy, Mars is a HOOT.
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Re: Welcome to Mars! Cory Brown 3/3/05 12:23 PM
Question! What is the difference between Keyhole LT and Kehole Pro? I think thats really cool that you can see Mars!
Re: Keyhole Versions. Jumble 3/3/05 3:11 PM
Razberry:
Checkout this chart!
You probably do not need the Pro version to go crazy with the joys of Keyhole. However, without the Nv version, you cannot visit Mars.
Re: Keyhole Versions. steve_bryan 3/4/05 11:50 AM
I suppose it depends on what is meant by "visit Mars"but if you are content to browse around Mars like you can view the Earth then there is no real problem using the nVidia version of keyhole. I suspect I may have misunderstood exactly what is being claimed but just for the sake of clarity I'll describe how I can view Mars using the nVidia version of keyhole. Choose 'logout'from the File menu. Now select 'login'from the same menu. You are presented with a dialog in which you can select the Mars database as your server. This procedure always allows you to switch back and forth between our two favorite planets.
Re: Keyhole Versions. Hill 4/3/05 8:30 AM
Quote:

without the Nv version, you cannot visit Mars.



But you can post there. Just an update about our (rechargable) energizer bunnies, Opportunity and Spirit. They're making good progress well after the warranties have run out.

OPPORTUNITY ROVER


SPIRIT ROVER


And don't miss this great web site.




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Re: Welcome to Mars! erd 7/13/05 12:09 PM
Does it work on Google Earth?
What do I have to do?
Re: Welcome to Mars! BeamRider 7/17/05 1:10 PM
I used to have KeyholeNV then upgraded to GE+. The upgrade has removed the placemarks for Mars, so if I switch to the Mars database I get my Earth placemarks. In addition, although all the Mars Overlays (layers) are turned on none of them display. Where can I get the current placemarks for Mars?
Re: Welcome to Mars! JimHS 7/22/05 6:03 PM
Hello,

I have purchased the Google Earth Plus and would like to view Mars. How do I go about that? I don't see anything where I can select Mars.

Thanks,

Jim S
Re: Welcome to Mars! Jumble 7/22/05 7:17 PM
Jim:

Please read the first post in this thread. Click Here! That post has an old date, but you will see that PenguinOpus has revised it only last week. It will answer your question!!
Re: Welcome to Mars! charle77 7/23/05 7:41 AM
hi-

where does one get the new nv viewer?

thanks
Re: Welcome to Mars! mog 8/10/05 1:25 PM
were r the ponts four mars then ? i don't c em
Re: Welcome to Mars! Anonymous 8/10/05 7:43 PM
Read the first EDITED message!
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Re: Welcome to Mars! Nino_M 8/12/05 4:55 AM
But how can I see Mars?
Re: Welcome to Mars! binaryalchemist 8/16/05 8:22 AM
Hi guys

As a usability consultant, I have a rule of thumb that when people keep on asking the same question over and over again, it's usually because the answer is too complex or assumes too much information to be helpful.

So can I try to break this down to the basic information that everyone (and now myself) seems to be trying to find out?

Scenario
I am a new user who has just downloaded Google Earth, installed it, and has been wowwed out of the solar system by the earth exploration opportunities. Having heard about the Mars viewer, I would now like to get this functionality onto my PC pronto so that I can spend the weekend salivating over martian landscapes.

Now.

1. What do I need to download and install? 1.7.2 NV?
2. Does it cost anything?
3. Do I need to buy Google Earth Plus before it will work?
4. Will 1.7.2 install over Google Earth, losing my My Places and search history?
5. If so, can I back these up?
6. Is there anything else a newbie like me should know before completing this procedure?
7. What is the URL which will lead me to the link I need to click to download the Mars viewing component?

Thanks

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Re: Welcome to Mars! flabiom 8/16/05 1:10 PM
EDITED .....Could'nt one of you guys just say,

No, we cannot do it at this time, but hope to have it in the future.

I was trying to figure this out and finally reread the first post where it says on the bottom that it cannot be done now.
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Re: Welcome to Mars! Bigfoot44 8/16/05 6:36 PM
If anybody can figure a way out to log google earth on to the mars server the adress is mars.keyhole.com

If you try and go there in your browser it might give you an error but after a while of reloading the webpage it will show a screen with apache. I really am serious about it.

If someone could modify the server adress in the dll, or wherever that server adress data is located, to allow you to choose a server adress it would would be awesome because I just told you the adress. Remeber make sure that the file is legal and contains no illegal cracks for your enjoyment because you could into big trouble with google.

I hope you get it to work
Re: Welcome to Mars! PenguinOpus 8/20/05 9:21 AM
Since people don't seem to be reading the very first message (probably due to the many pages this thread is being broken into):


"Addendum: now that we've launched Google Earth, many people are asking about Mars in Google Earth. At this time, the (single) server hosting the Mars database can't accomodate any more users than our historical Keyhole NV and Keyhole 2 NV users. When those existing NV users upgrade to Google Earth Plus, they'll still be able to see Mars, but everyone else will not. We hope to make this database available to more people in the future."

Please don't spend time trying to figure out a way to get access to it... the whole point is that that server can't take the load of even a small % of GE users, so even if you somehow succeeded, it would last a short time and then disappear completely. In a choice about where to best spend our efforts, we are focusing on making Earth better. Mars comes later.
Re: Welcome to Mars! DickMotz 10/17/05 7:14 AM
When/If this becomes available to the rest of us.....How does one enable it???
Re: Welcome to Mars! Kempster 10/17/05 4:58 PM
When/If this becomes available, the user has a choice between the Primary (Earth) database and the Mars database when logging in.
Re: Welcome to Mars! Madestmax 10/19/05 10:18 PM
it's nice that you'r getting high res data for Mars. myself I'd like to see the house I grewup in in high res. People don't believe i grew up in a castle on Magician lake in michigan. But it's there. Googles just interested in big cities and mars. And the hell with the rest of us.
Re: Welcome to Mars! keepsmilyn 10/22/05 5:29 AM
I agree,

Its nice that you can provide high res for some locations including Mars, but how about other areas of our own planet which are still not in high res?
Re: Welcome to Mars! Cyclonic 10/29/05 3:47 PM
Quote:

There has been some confusion about how to login on to the Mars server In Keyhole 2 (Keyhole 2 NV only). To do so, use the "File" menu "logout" option, followed by "login". Select the "Mars Database" from the server menu.




This doesnt work. When i click logout the earth disappears. ok. Then i click login and i dont get any choice it just loads earth and my placemarks automatically. I cant see a option to shut off auto login.
I want to view Mars, can anyone please help?

Edit: oh nevermind i see on this second page we cant even view it.
Re: Welcome to Mars! Kempster 10/30/05 6:57 AM
You must have a subscription to the Mars database to access it. Purchasing the Mars database is not possible currently.
The entire galaxy and some... tazamin 11/8/05 3:42 PM
Although I love playing around with google earth and ploting points and showing it to family and friends... If you truely want to see more than just our little planet and a few other in the solar system then I would highly recomend a program called Celestia. It is an open source program so its completly free and its really fun to fly to other galexies and see how really small we are.

Its not anywhere as high res as google earth but it can still keep you busy.

CELESTIA
Re: Welcome to Mars! cwtreserves 11/12/05 9:21 AM
Could someone please explain what the posting "Data Announcement, UPDATE: Pakistan" has to do with Mars????

I'm sure the situation in Pakistan is pretty grim, but does this item really need to be posted in every forum? And without giving us the option to respond directly to the post.

sorry for the rant


Roger
Re: Welcome to Mars! Kempster 11/12/05 4:42 PM
That post is a "Announcement" post, meaning it is on the top of every forum until it is "unstuck" by one of the administrators or moderators.
Re: Welcome to Mars! Treereaver 11/26/05 7:43 AM
If NASA Worldwind can happily handle the number of users it has for the Mars viewer, even though it is a single server, why can't GoogleMars? If I want to have closeups of Mars, or the Moon for that matter, I now switch to Worldwind. The Worldwind viewer is free from the NASA website!
Re: Welcome to Mars! HookEmHorns 11/27/05 3:20 PM
Quote:

If NASA Worldwind can happily handle the number of users it has for the Mars viewer, even though it is a single server, why can't GoogleMars? If I want to have closeups of Mars, or the Moon for that matter, I now switch to Worldwind. The Worldwind viewer is free from the NASA website!



Yes, switch over to Worldwind if you need the Moon or Mars. If you need the Earth, I'd stick with GE though. If you are familiar with NASA Worldwind, it is a nice peice of software for something that is free, but it can't compete with GE in many areas. One place that it beats GE is with the Moon and Mars. You would expect that from NASA though, right?
Re: Welcome to Mars! gezundheit 12/15/05 5:06 PM
How do you get an NV viewer?
Re: Welcome to Mars! Kempster 12/16/05 1:42 PM
To be honest, you can't.

Here's (read them Addendum) the reason why.
Re: Welcome to Mars! Runtime 12/18/05 7:06 AM
Well in total NASA cant compete with Google has a whole, becuase Google encompasses Maps (local.google.com), Earth (earth.google.com) and they even have the moon (moon.google.com). All you need to do now is get an overlay of mars, which is really easy if you know how to search in the bbs. And furthermore you can get all the other planets while youre at it by overlay.
Re: Welcome to Mars! Concrete_Cowboy 12/21/05 6:47 AM
In October 2003, PenguinOpus said "We hope to make this database available to more people in the future."
It's nearly 2006. Is it the future yet?
Re: Welcome to Mars! Huinesoron 12/23/05 8:21 PM
The future is often a long time coming, yet none notice it when it arrives.

(That is to say: No, doesn't look like it, unless they give us Mars as a christmas present)
Re: Welcome to Mars! Animal_Maniaq 1/19/06 8:53 AM
Okay, don't say future say 1,000,000,000 years, because tomarrow is the future, so on so forth. It is goin to take thee a long time to do it... O' course, get thinkin'!
Re: Welcome to Mars! DeLorean 1/27/06 9:57 PM
no, cause that would make sense! lol
Re: Welcome to Mars! Lullaby 3/3/06 1:32 PM
I cannot see mars neither!!!!
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Re: Welcome to Mars! Cyclonic 3/7/06 12:03 PM
Have there been any talks at all about this going public, or being available to more than the select few?
Ive been dying to see GMars since I first registered back in september.
Cmon you can handle 1 more person. GIMME SOME OF DAT RED STUFF!
Re: Welcome to Mars! Ted2of25 3/9/06 4:26 AM
Dammit i wanna see Mars!!! And what the hell is this keyhole program anyway, is it the predecesor of Google Earth? Can i still get it somewhere?
Re: Welcome to Mars! Kempster 3/13/06 10:34 AM
Quote:

And what the hell is this keyhole program anyway, is it the predecesor of Google Earth? Can i still get it somewhere?




Yes, Keyhole is the predecesor of Google Earth. Here is a screenshot of the old Keyhole product:



Many of the same tools are still used in the Google Earth software (of course, with many new tools and features)!
Re: Welcome to Mars! andi_leach 3/13/06 1:01 PM
cabbage
Re: Welcome to Mars! mikaconi 7/9/06 4:22 PM
como hago para ver marte !???
Re: Welcome to Mars! linus_atpug 7/13/06 4:58 PM
Theres lots of the image data at msss.com, and most if not all their images are geocoded. so can we have a martian database.. please?
Re: Welcome to Mars! timbeenhere 12/20/06 7:39 AM
this is really cool but how do you get it back to earth ??
Re: Welcome to Mars! Kempster 12/20/06 3:08 PM
You just need to uncheck the "Mars" overlay in your Temporary Places folder on the left column. Enjoy!
Re: Welcome to Mars! (please read Addendum first) geeky_google_earther 1/26/07 12:47 PM
Quote:

At this time, the (single) server hosting the Mars database can't accomodate any more users than our historical Keyhole NV and Keyhole 2 NV users. When those existing NV users upgrade to Google Earth Plus, they'll still be able to see Mars, but everyone else will not. We hope to make this database available to more people in the future.





Who are these users?
Re: Welcome to Mars! geeky_google_earther 1/26/07 12:49 PM
Well now it's 2007, and no Mars. Something should be done!
Re: Welcome to Mars! geeky_google_earther 1/26/07 12:52 PM
Yeah, why don't they do some smaller cities in 3D or something?
Re: Welcome to Mars! cashers 2/4/07 11:30 AM
I just sherch goggle mars and it poped up with no problem! lol
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Re: Welcome to Mars! (please read Addendum first) kuhn520 2/9/07 7:57 PM
My English is poor. So I just want to know where I can download the Google mars?
Re: The entire galaxy and some... naturefreak 2/10/07 5:38 AM
In response to Tazamin:
I love G.E. too, but as far as that "Celestia" program, for fun, try this:
Center Jupiter and follow it and speed time up to 10,000,000 times and zoom in or out 'til u see all of Jupiter's moons, it's really wild! If you zoom out 'til u see the solar system, everything's swirling around Jupiter - even the Sun.
Now if u center Sol (sun) and follow it, with time sped up, you can see all the comets and everything revolve. thnx!
Re: Welcome to Mars! MarsTerritory 6/29/07 4:17 PM
While we're waiting, check out our Mars Super Overlay: http://marsterritory.com/MarsSuperOverlay.kml
Re: Welcome to Mars! MobiusOne 9/5/08 3:38 PM
it would be really cool if we started seeing road names on Mars' map, similar to Google Map

If we are planning to live there in the far far future. Should name the some roads now now haha
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Viking 1&2 neo 11/19/03 5:56 AM
In the 60's/70's the NASA started a project to discover more details of the red planet...
In my first attach Viking1 has landed here in June 19, 1976.
It is the first spacecraft that landed safely on the surface of another planet!

Here's a pic Vik1 has made from the surface of mars.

and this is Viking1:
click on pic for a very larger version! (2966x2327)
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Viking2 neo 11/19/03 6:47 AM
Vik2 has arrived Mars in August 7 in same year. The attach leads to landing place.
Where it made some pix like these:
and a big one.
and this is Viking2: (click for another larger pic)


Both probes consists of two parts: an orbiter & a lander unit. They has made some different experiments for example atmospheric & surface tests and also on surface in fields like biology, geography and many more.
Pathfinder neo 11/19/03 10:01 AM
In the 90's project Pathfinder has started...
On Independence Day 1997 Pathfinder has landed on the red planet near the Mouth of Ares Vallis (attachment). In opposition to Viking1&2 Pathfinder has only one unit - a landing unit, but it consists of a stationary & a mobile unit the free-ranging robotic rover!

here the rover leave the stationary unit:

At present NASA has launched a new space probe with a rover. It will arrive the mars january next year. Here a press release.

Finally some links of interest to you:
Nasa's Mars Exploration Programm with Pathfinder the Pathfinder home page and Nasa's Solar System page with a Spotlight to Pathfinder.
MER Spirit Landing Site Jumble 12/15/03 8:27 PM
ETA is Gusev crater where NASA Mars Exploration Rover "Spirit" should land on January 3 at 8:35 AM PST. The crater is 90 miles wide and once was probably filled with 3000 feet of water.
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Re: MER Spirit Landing Site lunatech 12/16/03 2:32 PM
Gumble;
This is going to be an exciting spot, an excellent candidate for water history. Interesting sediments and flow characteristics as well as a channel formation (Ma'adim Valles) entering the crater from the south. Biggest problem here is the winds (dust devils) which could jeopardize the mission. Let's hope!






Images from Malin Space Science Systems
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Re: MER Spirit Landing Site Jumble 1/3/04 9:56 AM
This post is old , but Mars Exploration Rover Spirit did indeed arrive here safely tonight(1/3/2004)! Still no word from Beagle2 which was supposed to land a week ago.

Thank goodness none of Stiuskr's Fatal Attractionthis day!!
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site lunatech 1/3/04 9:47 PM
So far so good! A signal was detected signifying that Spirit has landed and is alive. Find out latest here, and watch the latest news on NASA TV.

Keeping fingers crossed!!!
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site Jumble 1/6/04 8:41 PM
Here is the floor of Gusev as photographed by "Spirit" today. Cruise the area more closely by linking with NASA and clicking on "Browse Image"
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site Dogwolf 1/14/04 12:35 AM
Here is an overlay of the MER Spirit landing site on Mars. The lines radiating out from the approximate landing site correspond to distances to various hills pictured in the following panorama. These vectors were used to help determine the approximate location of the lander. (A high-resolution version of the panorama can be downloaded at NASA's Mars Exploration Rover site.) The overlay is a mosaic of images taken from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and the Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES) camera located on the bottom of the rover's lander.
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site Dogwolf 1/14/04 7:00 AM
Here is a topographic map overlay (1.53 MB JPG, 512 MB RAM recommended) from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the Gusev crater on Mars where the MER Spirit landing site is located. The elliptical landing "target" as designated by engineers can be seen on the map. The actual landing site is along the centre line of the ellipse (solid line), near the strip of land designated E0300012 on the map. An interactive version of the map can be viewed on NASA's Gusev Crater site.

Set the terrain feature on and elevation exaggeration to 1.0 for the most realistic effect.
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 1/24/04 5:58 PM
Great posts Dogwolf!
Here is another overlay which shows a little more of the crater area .
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 1/24/04 6:05 PM
An overlay from the MOC showing the area before Spirit landed. (From NASA )
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 1/24/04 6:08 PM
This overlay show the same area after Spirit landed. Notice the bright spots.
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 1/24/04 6:10 PM
This one has everthing labled! For a higher res view of this overlay see Luna's post
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 1/24/04 6:11 PM
A close up of Spirit
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 1/24/04 6:13 PM
A real close up
Re: MER Spirit Landing Site blt 2/21/04 5:19 PM
This overlay from NASA/JPL area shows Spirit's path to the crater northwest of the landing site.

Currently Spirt is exploring "Laguna Hollow"

A close up of the surface in Laguna Hollow
MER Opportunity Landing Site lunatech 12/16/03 3:25 PM
ETA is the site of the MER Opportunity landing site, the landing ellipsis are to the east of the large crater shown below. (If the picture loads, otherwise the landing ellipse is to the east of the large crater on the left of the eta).

Landing sites
Spirit: 11:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 3
Opportunity: 12:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time January 25
Note: Times are "Earth-received time." They include the one-way time (about 10 minutes) for information to reach Earth from Mars.
Mars Expedition Rovers Home
Re: MER Opportunity Landing Site blt 1/25/04 9:34 AM
- an overlay of Opportunity's landing site -
Re: MER Opportunity Landing Site blt 1/25/04 9:35 AM
another, higher res overlay
Re: MER Opportunity Landing Site blt 2/10/04 9:53 PM
this next overlay locates the landing site
Re: MER Opportunity Landing Site blt 2/10/04 10:02 PM
a close up of the Opportunity site showing the local craters
Re: MER Opportunity Landing Site blt 2/10/04 10:07 PM
the next overlay has the backshell and parachute labled. NASA
Re: MER Opportunity Landing Site blt 2/10/04 10:09 PM
and finally, a close up of the lander and rover in the crater
Beagle2 Landing Site Jumble 12/16/03 8:50 PM
Here is ESA's Beagle-2 Landing SIte. ETA is Dec 19, early AM. . This is 73 Lb stationary lander with a digging arm and 12 ovens to bake samples. It should soft- impact from orbit on Christmas Day.

Many overlays of this site are avilable through a Keyhole Marketing Page . Just look at the right margin for the mars promo. ESA site above has a link to this same Keyhole page!
Re: Beagle2 Landing Site stiuskr 12/26/03 6:21 PM
Here's an update from ESA concerning the Beagle 2. Media reports today stated that NASA could not detect any signal from the Beagle 2 after two failed attempts to establish contact were made by ESA. Seems like Mars might be out of reach to us for now, with a 55% failure rate maybe there is 'A Fatal Attraction in Space'
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Re: Beagle2 Landing Site Jumble 12/27/03 9:36 AM
Thanks for the update! Depressing! Maybe ESA operations should move into a high-res area. Placemark is Darmstadt Germany (Use earth mode on EV) where ops center is located. View here is as good as view from Beagle-2. Soon US Mars Rovers will arrive and will confirm or deny Stewsky's fatal attraction!
Apollo Hills blt 1/27/04 9:46 PM


The overlay in the .eta shows the newly named "Apollo 1 Hills": White Hill, Grissom Hill, and Chaffee Hill near the Spirit Rover's landing site.
The hills are named for the members of the first Apollo mission
which ended in tradegy on January 27, 1967 when a fire destroyed the capsule on the launch pad.



left to right
Roger B. Chaffee
Edward H. White
Virgil I. Grissom
Endurance Crater blt 8/16/04 12:50 AM
The attached .kml file will take you to Endurance Crater which is currently being explored by the Mars Rover named 'Opportunity'. The placemark is set to roughly the same position as the picture below:



Spectacular higher resolution images of Endurance Crater can be found here
and here. The Mars Rover web site is here

Opportunity Rover's journey to Endurance Crater started when the rover and it's lander parachuted in after a long trip from Earth. After bouncing twice the lander came to rest in a small crater to ne named Eagle Crater. Here is the rover first rolling off the lander.



Rover's first scientific discovery was the existance of nodules containing the mineral hematite. Hematite requires water to form so it indicates that water must have been present on Mars in the ancient past. Here is the first look at some of the pebbles and curious nodules found known as 'blueberries' discovered in Eagle Crater by Opportunity.




More blueberries can be seen weathering out of the rocks in this image of the rocks at the edge of Eagle Crater.


A larger image is found here




The .kml file also contains 9 overlays, each showing the area surrounding Endurance Crater in successively higher resolutions. Click on the overlay to bring up additional information or a link to the image souce.

Overlays:

1) 'opp map' - showing the Opportunity landing site target

2) MOC (Mars Orbital Camera) context image at 250 m/pixel

3) MOC image showing the final location of Opportunity

4) MOC detail image - include Eagle crater at 1.5 m/pixel

5) Opportunity detail area - a detail map from Opportunity's decent which also includes Endurance crater

6) Endurance Crater - shows the path of the Opportunity Rover overlayed with detailed imagery taken by the rover.

7) Rover in Eagle crater - a high res image taken by MOC after Opportunity landed which shows the lander and rover.

8) Rover in Eagle crater - - a high res image taken by the rover overlayed onto Endurance crater. It includes a self portrait of the rover.

9) Rover in Eagle crater - zoom - a larger version of overlay 8 since Earthviewer limits the zoom. This shows detail as small as .5 cm.
Re: Endurance Crater seer 8/16/04 6:08 AM
Great, great post!

Two of the images, 'MOC detail image' and 'MOC context image' do not seem right. Instead of a coherent, rectangular raster I get a diagonal image consistent with an "off by one" error in decoding the image size. Does this one work for other Keyhole 2 Pro users?

Irrespective of this, it is a most interesting and informative set of Placemarks. Thank you!
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Re: Endurance Crater PenguinOpus 8/16/04 8:51 AM

This appears to be a bug with the OpenGL version of KH2 regarding handling of grey-scale jpgs. Filed, should be fixed soon.
Re: Endurance Crater seer 8/17/04 2:45 PM
The final image, Number 9, is extraordinary.

When you think for a moment about how this was made, it is clear--a sense of the terrain and two projective perspective transformations give this top-down view of a scene imaged from a mast in the middle of the dark area.

I like it very much indeed. I wonder how many parts of the world have hidden slit-scan imagers providing real-time images just like this.,
Re: Endurance Crater blt 8/17/04 8:53 PM
I guess this about as 'extra-ordinary' as it gets. Using it's stereo vision and ability to move around, a robot on Mars is reconstructing a 3D landscape and we watch in real time.

I would have liked to have placed one additional overlay. This is a composite from the microscopic imager with about 50 um resolution. In order to place this on Mars, the zoom would be really have to be 'extraordinary'. Any chance Keyhole could remove the zoom limit in a future version? Here is the full res image


Mars Orbital Camera's 'Picture of the Day' .kml fi blt 8/29/04 7:08 PM
Here is a large .kml overlay file containing overlays of many of the images from the Mars Orbiter's 'Picture of the Day' site. Be careful when you download it not to check the entire folder. (Or try it to find out what happens). Better to open the folder and look at one or two overlays at a time.

The 'Picture of the Day' pages are associated with 2 overlays in the .kml file, a high resolution overlay image and a larger lower resolution 'context' image taken at the same time as the high res image. The overlay description field has links back to the Picture of the day page (sample) as well as links to the image information page for each image at the MOC Gallery. context link high resolution link

A word of warning, most of the overlays are still only approximately located and will require some manual positioning to match the background and topography.

The MOC gallery contains over 150,000 images at resolutions of 1.5 to 5 meters/pixel. The high res images are generally long strips of image. They are quite large images, typically 1K by 6K pixels. They are part of a large dataset still being collected by the spacecraft.

Spacecraft


High Res Camera


5 cameras



The .kml file was generated using a perl script which first read the MOC index file, and then found the image link in the Gallery Image Index. Many of the newest and older pics of the day do not have a matching image in the gallery and are missing overlays.
Tremendous! seer 8/30/04 9:11 AM
This is an excellent resource for Mars exploration, a demonstration of the benefit of user-authorable data format, and a fun collection of images to see and explore.

What is the vertical slit shown in the image of the foil-wrapped assembly?

Thanks for sharing!
Re: Tremendous! teka 9/8/04 1:16 PM
Quote:

What is the vertical slit shown in the image of the foil-wrapped assembly?






...that would be the floppy drive, yes??

Tunnels in Syrtis Major Planum shuvman 10/18/04 6:13 PM
This very detailed image on Mars is of new interest as many
scientist both smile and smirk at the thouht of life on Mars.This
very unusual formation catches ones eye as they wonder
why and how this formation even exist.
Greetings from Mars shuvman 10/21/04 9:34 AM
The Mars Orbital Camera,"MOC", has provided us with high rez pictures for some time now . This one is brand new just
released in October. The attachment shows very detailed
overlay at precise location on Mars. The web site gives
the picture and all the inforamtion you should need. MGS If you would all like to view all the MOC pictures from the main web site go here MGS MOC And finally lets give credit to NASA for all the photos
we get even though me and you own them ; However NASA
needs all the credit it can get at this time. Can you guess what the image on the martian surface "says"?
Cydonia " The City on Mars" shuvman 10/21/04 6:44 PM
Here is an overlay which shows the magical city of Cydonia on Mars which was found by Viking orbiter. The overlay is very high detail and is located exactly on target. You will see
the pyramid and the entire area including the "Face of Mars" located in the upper right quadrant of the city. The following website explains everything MGS
Re: Cydonia " The City on Mars" birddude 3/12/05 2:20 PM
My attempt. Why do they call this a city or is this not the right one?
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Re: Cydonia " The City on Mars" shuvman 3/28/05 12:02 PM
Cydonia is just sort of like Atlantis. It could be an old city .
There is no proof
Re: Cydonia " The City on Mars" shuvman 7/15/05 4:07 AM
birdude,
pictures in this area from the orbiter show what appears
to be pyramid shaped objects and something that looks
like a face on the surface. Therefore it is an urban Mars legend that this is a "City"
Volcano - Tyrrhena Patera-OVERLAY shuvman 11/22/04 6:35 AM
Tyrrhena Patera is a low relief, central vent volcano which has etched the terrain of Mars for millions of years.The Tyrrhena Patera overlay, details the volcano and the surrounding etched area. Make sure you log in on the Mars database. I would like to know if your having problems with the overlay or overlay not loading.
Auto Login may have to be disabled in order to log in to Mars
database. Look at this post
Ophir Chasma-OVERLAY shuvman 11/22/04 9:03 AM
Ophir Chasma is part of the largest canyon in the solar system, Valles Marineris. This canyon is over 3000 miles long, 6 miles deep and up to 500 miles across. Details and images here USGS.
Eyebrow Crater Overlay shuvman 1/6/05 3:33 PM
Eyebrow Crater or the Tikhonravov Crater is 240 miles in diameter. The crater resembles a face with eyebrows and pupils. A leading Russian rocket engineer discovered the crater.
Ortygia Tholus Frost Crater shuvman 1/27/05 8:24 AM

Ortygia Tholus crater is usually covered in dust. Wind has uncovered some ice on the crater rim. The crater is subject to frost at the Latitude of 70.1 degrees north.
Re: Ortygia Tholus Frost Crater neo 1/27/05 5:40 PM
Wow, that's terrific!
Great overlay, shuvman!
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Olympus Mons - Overlay neo 2/26/05 7:43 PM
The best view you've with '3D Terrain' ON plus 'Elevation Exaggeration' level 3!

Enjoy it!

btw, why was this thread closed?
Re: Olympus Mons - Overlay neo 2/26/05 8:38 PM
And a hi-res overlay of the caldera!

here a small foretaste:
Re: Olympus Mons - Overlay Utrechter 8/28/05 8:55 AM
WOW!!!! what a giant!!!

Here a picture of Olympic Mons when there was still water on Mars.









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Re: Olympus Mons - Overlay alphanerd 9/2/05 9:56 AM
how do I turn 3D terrain on?
Aureum Chaos overlay neon_ 4/26/05 10:54 PM
This overlay shows a little more detail than Keyhole/Mars of the Aureum Chaos area, an example of the chaotic terrain contained in this part of the super-huge Valles Marineris.

Photo is from ESA, European Space Agency, where a wealth of Mars photos can be found (and there are a lot of "chaos" areas in the Mars "terrain" layer!)

The bright color and light & shadows really add a lot I think.. it makes me wonder what Jeff Goldblum's character in Jurassic Park would have to say.
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Re: Aureum Chaos overlay shuvman 4/29/05 11:20 AM
Great overlay and the detail is just wonderfull.
thanks
Turn earth into mars! CaptainKirk 7/14/05 7:09 PM
Not so great resolution best vieved at around 9000 miles. Also if you want more pretty pictures of other planets try downloading "Celestia" a freeware space simulator that is like GE but for the whole galaxy, quit neat. Here is there home page Homepage here are some pictures, Gallery
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Re: Turn earth into mars! troxy18 7/14/05 7:13 PM
I couldnt get the picture to work so I saved into my pictures file and it worked. Welcome to Google earth and I can see that you have been making many good overlays. I will keep my eye on you and keep up the interesting stuff.
Re: Turn earth into mars! Rowsdower 7/28/05 9:31 AM
I find it interesting that if I turn on borders you can see that Olympus Mons (the largest known volcano in the solar system) sits right about where the meteor hit that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs (if that theory is correct.) Coincidence? I think SO!
Re: Turn earth into mars! FortySeven 7/29/05 7:16 PM
before i download i want to know who to change it back to earth. somone tell me please. mars is cool, but it;s a bit empty
Re: Turn earth into mars! chocomandan 7/31/05 2:54 AM
cool, its funny cause it says my house is on mars lol
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Re: Turn earth into mars! MichelHJ 7/31/05 8:02 AM
I flew to Mars and can't come ack to earth. Please help! What do I do?
Re: Turn earth into mars! pollick 8/1/05 1:56 AM
Swallow the cianide pill before you starve!
Re: Turn earth into mars! isilder 8/2/05 2:37 AM
On the left, just go to "temporary places" and untick "mars" and you are back to earth.

Right click on it to delete it so that it doesnt get turned back on again accidentally, which could cause some confusion .

(More confusing than the lack of ice at the north pole )


For best viewing of mars, turn off ALL other overlays on the left...

The correlation between the surface of mars and the surface of earth was completely arbitary - perhaps the overlay here has 0 longitude matching up and perhaps it doesnt ...
Re: Turn earth into mars! rottenapple 8/14/05 10:30 AM
This is very nice. Best mars map so far.

Using this map, I've added locations labels and other features as well. Check it out at Mars Map with labels
Re: Turn earth into mars! Comrade_Paddy 8/18/05 6:52 AM
Hee hee....Just went to the manhattan placemark on Mars - and left 3d buildings on! Now THAT looks strange!
Re: Turn earth into mars! RabidMonkey2 10/8/05 11:45 AM
ok, if you wanna turn mars back into earth, all you gotta do is un-check the mars overlay under the places tab
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Malas and Candor Chasms in color. shuvman 7/18/05 8:56 PM
Melas and Candor chasms in Valles Marineris.This is color enhanced. Red is Iron and White is Carbon. Pink is crystalline iron oxides. Yes crystalline iron oxides; which means oxygen is present in large enough amounts to form FeO(2) or maybe even FeO(3)

FeO(3) is what normally forms in ones bathtub if you have " Iron water" . This is also what is called bacterial
iron and is or was present with bacteria on Mars.

Turn terrain On.
Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) rottenapple 8/17/05 9:25 PM
8-23-05

Updated the map with more locations, aranged the the placemarks into different categories, and fixed a few things.
Mars map pack v1.1

Check out this website for a detail atlas of Mars: Online Atlas of Mars

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Change earth into mars. Heres a map of mars with geographic locations, locations of crafts landing site, a grid, and links to pictures of specific locations. Enjoy

To change back to earth, just uncheck the "Mars map pack" folder in "My Places"

ps: Thanks to CaptainKirk for the mars overlay
Re: Mars map with labels TheRealMcCoy 8/18/05 2:51 AM
Whow... it rocks
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Re: Mars map with labels maguirenumber6 8/20/05 10:41 AM
rottenapple this is fantastic, a great, great post

thanks a lot
Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) DilbertMcMurphy 9/2/05 6:20 PM
Hooray badapple!!! This is TOO COOL!!!
Outstanding Piece of Work ! TommyAfrika 9/3/05 11:46 AM
Excellent post !
Re: Mars map with labels Withaar 9/6/05 2:46 PM


Top!!!
Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) neo 9/12/05 10:16 AM
Nice work, rottenfruit!
Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) Frank4 3/13/06 12:52 PM
I've written a story about your Mars overlay and placemarks at Google Earth Blog.

You can read the story here.

Here's a miniature screenshot from the story:

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Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) syzygy 3/14/06 2:20 PM
fine post
i have made an additional overlay from one of your links
thx syzygy
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Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) Hill 3/15/06 11:16 AM
I can see that I have stayed out of this forum far too long. Nice additions to the original post. It seems like the original poster hasn't been around since mid-August. When Google Mars morphs to a Google Earth version, it looks like the resolution will improve even more.
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Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) rottenapple 3/31/06 10:30 PM
Im glad you guys like it
Almost, but not quite... redshift9 11/15/06 4:33 PM
This looks like a great idea, but it's not working completely on my machine.

I can see the longitude and latitude grid, and placemarks for geographic features and craft landing sites. What I can't see is the actual surface of the planet. (Yes, I do have the "Mars Map" layer checked.)

I've double-checked my settings and searched the help pages, but I've had no luck. I'm using GE v. 4.0 for the Mac.

I've used NASAs Big Blue Marble overlay without a problem.

Any suggestions?
new crater on mars syzygy 1/12/07 2:07 AM
wound of most recent impact on Mars:

A colorized view of a new crater on the
upper north flank of the Martian volcano Ulysses Patera.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Full article: NASA

overlay based on OP's KMZ.
open it with their map enabled!


BTW there is seem to be some problems with the grid or the placemark in the mirror of the coordinates from the article...
Re: Mars map with labels (update: v1.1) MarsTerritory 7/21/07 12:40 AM
We've added your extremely nice geography and landing sites overlays to our own high res overlays on our site. Please let us know if you'd like your own authoring information added to the overlays, would like them to be modifed, or would like them removed from our site.

And, thank you!

Mars Territory
Structures look-a-like on Mars Utrechter 8/28/05 8:35 AM









web page

To all explorers,

In the Sahara is a great area covered with structures who have a great resemblence with the so called ``Clarke Trees``on Mars. ( called after the SF writer Arthur C. Clarke, he thinks that these Clarke Trees are a living organism )On mars they are growing ? at the southern hemisfere. Also the sizes are about the same as their twin-trees on Earth.

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Gusev crater, home of Spirit Utrechter 8/31/05 4:51 AM
To All,

This is a overlay of the Gusev crater on Mars. In this crater is the MER Spirit( Mars Exploration Rover ) doing research and discoveries. Opportunity, the twin of Sprit is on the Meridiani plain, about the other site of Mars.






Landmark - Distance - Height

1- 71 km- 2000 m
3- 75 km- 1800 m
6- 66 km- 1200 m
9- 32 km- 300 m
10- 27 km- 300 m
13- 40 km- 300 m

http://www.marsgeo.com/Photos/Spirit/Orientation/Horizon210_5xpt.jpg


http://www.marsgeo.com/Photos/Spirit/Orientation/Horizon210pt.jpg


http://www.marsgeo.com/Photos/Spirit/Orientation/Horizon583pt.jpg


http://www.space4case.com/mars/mars7/gusevcrater_globe50_5test.jpg

Links to websites with pictures taken by Spirit and Opportunity.

web page
web page

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Re: Gusev crater, home of Spirit aldo12xu 9/1/05 10:48 AM
Those images are from my site. If you want to see full resolution views, additional views of Gusev's horizon, and to read a summary of the latest rover findings, check out my site in it's entirety.

Cheers,
Aldo.

http://www.marsgeo.com/
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Re: Gusev crater, home of Spirit Utrechter 9/1/05 12:06 PM
To Aldo,

I Look regulary to your site ( one of the best )and also the posts in Mars Rover Blog, I keep that updated every day, I`m looking forward to the upcoming photo`s of Ultreya, can`t wait !!

Greetings from the Netherlands,

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Valles Marineris overlay Utrechter 9/1/05 6:23 AM
To All,

The image in the overlay is a part of the Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars. The complete canyon system ( approx. 4000 km )would almost overlay the entire U.S.A. from east to west, when you want to make a tour trough the canyon in birdseye view, click on the following link ( 7 Mb );

video Valley Marinieris

Or make a choice from this NASA webpage;

web page

For more info;

web page

A nice picture of the canyon,



Utrechter
The Famous Mars ribs with Piramid Afqer 10/29/05 5:01 PM
This is an quite interesting picture.

We got an small Piramid on the base of the big mounten ribs, well its no piramid it just looks that way a bit.
In the mounten strip uderneeth we can see/ imagen lots of piramids.,
with time and wear and tear i dont believe in piramids on mars no more.


when we look at the Mars photo`s from NASA then we see a stunning example of the same objects found on the both planets

Mars photo:
http://palermoproject.com/lowell2004/grandcentral.htm


http://www.mars-earth.com/dm/
Re: The Famous Mars ribs with Piramid Afqer 10/31/05 2:12 AM
No one that doesnt think so?
Mars Express images Florito 11/23/05 1:57 AM
Hi everyone!

Since the arrival of ESA's Mars Express at Mars in December 2003, Terabytes of high-resolution images have been taken of the Red Planet. (More info on Mars Express)

I downloaded some of the raw images, processed them and created a few new layers for Google Earth.

Click Here for a preview of how it will look in Google (animated gif)

If you enjoy this as well, do the following:

  • Disable all layers in Google Earth to avoid confusion
  • Download the general Mars Map here. (NASA map)
  • Download the image strip of orbit 511. High-res or Medium-res.
  • Download the image strip of orbit 533. High-res or Medium-res.
  • Open the downloaded files in Google Earth (file->open)

The colors were adjust manually. You will see some strange colouring, but I guess that is due to the fact that I am not a scientist..

Drop me a note if you find any alien lifeforms :P

Florito.
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Re: Mars Express images SpaceSpecialist 12/6/05 8:06 PM
OK so this is pretty cool, but what about the 3D undulations of Mars?
Mars Topography Valery35 1/30/06 6:25 AM
Mars Topography: Mars Transverse Mercator Map (MTM)! Good coordinates!

Shaded relief topography image based on MOLA data
Generated with IMap v1: Mon Aug 04 17:10:58 2003
Credits
This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Contract No. W 10,185 issued through the Office of Space Science. http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Teams/Geomatics/photogrammetry/topography_mars.html
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Re: Mars Topography alerts 2/4/06 12:57 PM
Hey, I downloaded the placemark. Ok. Now, how do I have to do to turn the Google Earth back to usual view?

You can answer on: alexandre...@gmail.com

Thanks

Alexandre.
Re: Mars Topography Kempster 2/4/06 1:28 PM
Go to the same place you turned the overlay on, and uncheck it. You should be back home (to Earth)!
Re: Mars Topography Gerardo64 12/28/07 6:39 AM
To get a more complete picture of Mars Topography, I used the USGS Topography Map of Mars to make a superoverlay...



There´s a radio buton folder with references.


I also included the North and South Topography´s Polar projections:




Source

Tips: As I´m using the Earth globe to represent Mars, uncheck everything that belongs to our planet; atmosphere, layers, etc.

Please, be patient...it´s a slow server....
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Re: Mars Topography Valery35 12/28/07 7:22 AM
Wow!
5 globes!
Re: Mars Topography Tin_Can 1/15/08 9:21 PM
Will there be a google Moon and a Google mars when the European space agency and NASA finally map out the entire globes of our moon and mars? and in years to come, will the moons of Jupiter or Saturn be mapped out as well
Mars tracker nasakid 4/24/06 2:19 PM
I got this off of Mars today.
Re: Mars tracker nasakid 4/24/06 6:34 PM
Quote:

I got this off of Mars today.


If you want to destroy my sweater/Hold this thread as I walk away/Watch me unravel, I'll soon be naked
Re: Mars tracker nasakid 4/29/06 9:47 AM
It aint live I thought it was live. How do you make it live
Mars M46 in full detail for google earth wHack 8/22/06 5:06 PM
I don't know if anyone else has tried making a global super overlay for google earth yet but I've found at least for google earth 4 it's neccesary to get the full resolution of an image of high detail.

Well here's pics of my first attempt. The total map is 16384x8192. Making it the highest detail overlay of mars that I know of for google earth at approximately 46pixels/degree and a full 16k detail this map was taken from the M46 map for celestia.

I would gladly share it but currently I can't figure out how to get a super-overlay to work in a kmz. And it is also a huge amount of data in png format it totals about 186mb.





Re: Mars M46 in full detail for google earth wHack 8/22/06 5:18 PM
Hah wouldn't you know it I wrote a python script to do all the kml for this thing and now I find out Google already did it.
Re: Mars M46 in full detail for google earth Kempster 8/23/06 5:06 PM
Yep, this is now possible with the new KML 2.1. You can learn about the new <Regions> tool here. Also, visit here for more help with <Regions>.

P.S. Don't ask me for help with this; it's way over my head!
MOLA data and Antipodal MOLA data AlfredUnivGeology 11/24/06 6:13 PM
I put the Mars MOLA data into a kmz file. Then I made an antipodal version of the same data. This is what you would get if you could see through Mars from one side, and were able to view what was on the other side... Anyway, it is great fun to put one on top of the other and then adjust the transparency of the one on top. The Hellas Basin/Alba Patera fit sure is nice! I wasn't sure if anyone had put this up before, so please forgive me if that is so.
Flowing water on Mars Villaman 1/12/07 12:38 AM
NASA photographs have revealed bright
new deposits seen in two gullies on Mars
that suggest water carried sediment through
them sometime during the past seven years.

"These observations give the strongest
evidence to date that water still flows occasionally
on the surface of Mars," said Michael Meyer, lead
scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program,
Washington.


Crater at TERRA SIRENUM

Source

Overlay works with the Mars overlay by Rottenapple find the direct link in Syzygy's reply to this post.
Re: Water on Mars syzygy 1/12/07 12:55 AM
lets get there a rover immediately!!!

about location follow THIS: (be careful with the KMZ!)


and HERE is a hi-res superoverlay (placed different) by your namesake, Forkboy2.

thanks for post!
watery martian crater in 3D syzygy 1/13/07 7:04 AM
let's see it in 3D!
thanks kind help of Barringer crater, AZ!
View/Atmosphere: OFF!
Re: Flowing water on Mars bajulmati 3/3/07 2:23 AM
cooool
Re: Flowing water on Mars Nikki_Hollender 8/18/07 1:46 PM
Those pictures look absolutely phenomenal.
Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/4/07 10:59 AM
Do we want to start a Mars water thread? I have a lot from the Rovers

Darwin
Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/4/07 11:22 AM
Example
Re: Flowing water on Mars Villaman 9/5/07 12:58 PM
Hi Darwin & welcome!

Nice Hi-res photo. But where is the water? I see the trace of a wheel but it leaves trace not only in mud but in dust also I belive. Next time put an arrow and some explanation under the picture!

Greetings,

Villa
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Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/5/07 4:34 PM
That waas an image from the Rover Opportunity. The water on the Martian surface is fleeting. The surface material is sandy and pooling is temporary. If you look below the track you will see a surface feature that has fluvial patterns. Water on Mars comes from below.

I have no idea how to draw arrows and such.
Re: Flowing water on Mars Villaman 9/6/07 12:16 AM
Do you think there is life below the surface?

Quote:

I have no idea how to draw arrows and such.




Open your pictures in Power Point or Photoshop or simply with Windows Paint, draw the arrows than save them as JPG and upload them to an image hoster. For example: www.imageshack.us
Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/7/07 1:53 AM
Got the message. Will post some pics latter today. Thanks for the info.

Darwin
Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/7/07 7:44 AM
Villaman,

You have created a monster, thanks for the education.

Ok same image as above area A. This is the eruption site. How do I know it is the eruption site? I look at the change I characteristics of the surface material in conjunction with other areas like B.

B. This is a micro-gully. Similar to crater gullies just on a smaller scale. This just happens to extend from the eruption site.

C. Back was pattern from eruption site. The material that was in the hole had to go somewhere and here it is.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1342229688&size=o

Hope this helps, Darwin
Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/7/07 8:40 AM
Sublimating Ice dunes in Endurance crater

From Rover Opportunity sol 120 Image now, link and discussion to follow.

Darwin

http://areo.info/mer/opportunity/120/1P138832324EFF2809P2260L5M1_L2L5L5L6L6.jpg
Re: Flowing water on Mars Villaman 9/7/07 1:11 PM
Chiao Darwin!

To present your pic here clilck the box Image below (right to the smileies) when you are in the process of submitting and copy paste your image-link in the appearing pop-up window like this:



Nice image, like wawes. So some wind disturbed the surface of the water before it frozen. Perhaps Mars is in the begining of creation and when the sun will be bigger or warmer Earth will become a desert planet and Mars will be the planet of life.

"The spirit of God walked upon the face of the water and God said: Let there be light!"

I can't reach your previous picture however the explanation made me curious. Perhaps it would be better to resize the images to fit the screen.

Bye,

Villa
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Re: Flowing water on Mars Darwin11 9/15/07 4:19 AM
Thry this link,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11627092@N06/1341414193/
Hope for Water on Mars Dims syzygy 9/22/07 2:18 AM
Hope for Water on Mars Dims with Sharp New Images

New images obtained by a sharp-eyed Martian satellite reveal that some Red Planet features once thought
to have been carved by flowing water were in fact created by other processes.

Images taken with MRO show many gullies on Mars taht include braided channels, terraces
and other features that are similar to water-carved features on Earth. Credit: Science


The images were taken during the first 100 days of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) mission
and are detailed in a special section of the Sept. 21 issue of the journal Science.

While the results don't confirm or deny the existence of liquid water on Mars' surface, they are no less fascinating,
say the scientists involved. For instance, one team found no evidence that flowing water caused bright deposits
on the planet. Instead, the scientists proposed dry landslides caused the deposits.

read full article at space.com
High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Forkboy2 1/12/07 5:22 PM
Here is a 23,040 x 11,520 pixel, color Super Overlay for Google Earth 4. This is meant as a basemap. If anyone would like to contribute additional data (placemarks, etc.) to this, please let me know.

Source: Mars Digital Image Mosaic at 64 pixels per
degree produced at the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona

Also, I have a much higher resolution greyscale Mars overlay (Themis IR 256 ppd, whatever that means). Any interest in that? That one has 3 GB TIFF source image (~92,000 x 46,000 pixels) so wasn't going to process it unless there is interest.

EDIT 5/09 - Deleted attachment since its been superseded by Google Mars built into GE.

Matt
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Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Valery35 1/13/07 8:07 PM
3 GB TIFF source image (~92,000 x 46,000 pixels)


We can store with NTFS and Unix only?
I do not know exactly, maybe Superoverlay can make this with 7 Gb of memory.
I am not have this computer.

Near 1.5 Gb we can tile on computer with 4Gb of memory.
It is real fact, not my work. Now i wait exact results of this tests.

If you can crop this then all ok.
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Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Forkboy2 1/13/07 8:46 PM
Global Mapper can handle 3 GB TIFF files very easily. I just have Global Mapper split the large TIFF files into smaller ones than can then be processed by SuperOverlay.

Matt
Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Valery35 1/16/07 3:25 AM
Very good. I don't can test this dataset and very interest to results as developer and GIS user.
Maybe Superoverlay can tile 3Gb also?
In documentation about use memory in Net operations i not see exact limits.
Before i see talks about problems with files >2Gb and FAT32 only.
Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Forkboy2 1/16/07 11:05 AM
I started workign on the 3 GB version last night. Should finish it up tonight. I split the original image into 18 smaller images and am using SuperOverlay to process the smaller images. I'm using JPGs and looks like the final tile set will be about 750 megs.
Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Forkboy2 1/16/07 7:08 PM
NA
Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth Valery35 1/18/07 9:32 AM
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o bad there is no way to incorporate DEM data




Maybe DEM can use as simple image?
See http://srtmkml.googlepages.com/
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Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth blt 1/19/07 10:13 PM
Quote:

If anyone would like to contribute additional data (placemarks, etc.) to this, please let me know.




Well I'm sure you are aware of this, but there is a lot of very high res ( ~a few meters) Mars imagery available from MOC . I've had it in my head for a while now to try to put the all the available images into a network link, but I suppose that is easier said than done.

In any case, I do have an old set of MOC 'pic of the day' overlays at this post that I would like to use with your overlays. Unfortunately, they seem to have too low of a draw order to work nicely.

Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth MarsTerritory 6/29/07 4:00 PM
Unfortunately, just discovered this thread...

We've put together a similar SuperOverlay at http://www.marsterritory.com

http://marsterritory.com/MarsSuperOverlay.kml
Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth MarsTerritory 7/21/07 1:10 AM
We've updated our Mars Superoverlay at www.marsterritory.com to include the NASA high-res WMS maps and rottenapple's (another poster) landing sites and geography overlays. Thank you to them both!

-Mars Territory
Re: High Resolution Mars for Google Earth konaryy 1/2/08 8:18 AM
Quote:

Unfortunately, just discovered this thread...

We've put together a similar SuperOverlay at http://www.marsterritory.com cat food
http://marsterritory.com/MarsSuperOverlay.kml





I'll check it out, thank.
On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS OnEarthWMS 1/17/07 5:10 PM
Since KML 2.1 allows seamless mapping of WMS, including planetary WMS, these full resolution Mars layers now work, without having to download everything:

The USGS Mars Digital Image Model (MDIM)
Mars Global Surveyor MOC Narrow Angle composite (very sparse and very high resolution)
A combined view of the two layers above, with the high resolution insets on top of the global MDIM
The Mars Odyssey Mission THEMIS mosaic
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Disclaimer: Any views or opinions presented here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Caltech, JPL or NASA.
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Forkboy2 1/17/07 10:22 PM
Cool....I guess I won't bother doing the THEMIS using Superoverlays then

By the way, I was thinking about doing the Topographic map of Mars and adding placemarks with crater info. Should I bother, or will you be adding that as WMS also?
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS OnEarthWMS 1/18/07 11:23 AM
I should have the MOLA elevation image, grayscale and color-map, as well as the colorized MDIM shortly.
That should be it for now

Lucian
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Forkboy2 1/18/07 11:41 AM
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Great, I'll save my bandwidth for other stuff then

Matt
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Frank4 1/19/07 6:39 AM
I was just going to write about your mars collection, but the network links are failing to fetch the data at the moment...
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Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS OnEarthWMS 1/19/07 8:18 AM
Quote:

I was just going to write about your mars collection, but the network links are failing to fetch the data at the moment...




Server has been up, logs show no problems, works right now. It is probably on your side, make sure you
have the latest GE beta version on a PC. There were some issues with the older binaries, and I can't figure
a way to get URL parameters within a KML to work on a Mac.

Lucian
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Forkboy2 1/19/07 8:49 AM
Working here too.
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS syzygy 1/19/07 12:13 PM
hi & welcome!
it is just amazing!
thanks! 5*s from me!

if you could provide a precise grid for them, features could be located correctly at last!
(as GE grid fits, than forgive my dumbness!)

regards,

gábor
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Hill 1/19/07 3:32 PM
Great overlays. Thanks.
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Frank4 1/20/07 6:19 AM
Actually, I just discovered these network links work fine on Windows, but they aren't working on my MacBook. I turned off the firewall on the Mac, made sure I was using the latest GE. But, the network links get fetch errors when trying to access these datasets (including the MODIS ones).

[Update: someone else I know with a Mac is having the same problem.]
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS blt 1/20/07 8:27 PM
Wow !

Here a couple of Opportunity overlays to go along with this incredible new dataset.
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS jumpjack 1/28/07 9:07 AM
how can I sue these links in GE 4.0???
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS jumpjack 1/28/07 9:25 AM
Well, I got it.
But... aren't elevation data available too? A flat Olympus mons is quite... strange! ;-)

Apart from this... any list of LAT/LONG of interesting places?
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Frank4 1/29/07 2:07 PM
OnEarthWMS, I confirmed with Google that the problem you're having with the Mac is due to the URL you are using for your network links. Your URL uses an invalid caret character ( ^ ). You need to either use a valid character or have your server accept the proper encoding for it "%5E".

I've left you a PM as well.
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Frank4 1/30/07 5:31 AM
Good news! The KMLs are now fixed and work properly with Mac OS X.
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS OnEarthWMS 2/2/07 4:23 PM
A few more layers and some updates:

http://OnMars.jpl.nasa.gov/OnMars_THEMIS.kml -- The THEMIS mosaic was updated.

http://onmars.jpl.nasa.gov/OnMars_CMDIM.kml -- Colorized MDIM
http://onmars.jpl.nasa.gov/OnMars_MOLA.kml -- Mars grayscale, hillshaded elevation. (MOLA)
http://onmars.jpl.nasa.gov/OnMars_CMOLA.kml -- Mars colorized elevation (MOLA), hillshaded

The complete list is available at http://OnMars.jpl.nasa.gov

Lucian
Re: On-Line Mars data via Planetary WMS Roonie143 5/13/07 5:21 AM
hello brother can u tell me how to see it and where to save google earth
Viking 1 Landing Site_Mars Overlay spacecowboy2006 10/31/07 8:39 AM
[Contains no actual overlay or model]______ Viking 1 Landing Site_Mars Overlay: 22.4* N., 48.0* W. First spacecraft to land on Mars, USA. Chryse Planitia, July 20, 1976. See National Geographic, January 1977, p. 13.
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KML footprints for Mars data question joosthoek 5/22/08 3:32 AM
I've made some KML footprint polygons for HiRISE and HRSC image data (available at www.iivault.com/marsdata). When you use the KMLs from http://onmars.jpl.nasa.gov/ as base you can see where the images are located. The problem I have is that when you have overlapping footprints and you do CTRL left mouse button then you only see the information for one footprint (I guess the top on the list). Is it possible to get the info for ALL overlying footprints?
Imagery of Anomalies in Cydonia. Mars MarkCarlotto 9/16/08 10:51 AM
FOR GOOGLE EARTH ONLY !!!

Provides approximate location of anomalous (possible artificial) features in the Cydonia region of Mars.
These features have been the focus of an on-going debate between members of the planetary science community and a growing number of independent researchers. A variety of low to high resolution data sets from Viking, Mars Global Surveyor, and Mars Odyssey can be viewed in a coregistered geospatial context.

Go to http://carlotto.us for more information about Cydonia or read THE CYDONIA CONTROVERSY by Mark Carlotto (ISBN 978-1-4357-5579-6).

N.B. There is quite a bit of content in this initial release (about 54 MBytes). Some of the layers may take a little while to download, depending on your Internet connection.
Mars Archives Hill 2/19/09 9:30 AM
Placemarks which do not align with Google Earth 5 Mars globe, or have other problems being viewed with GE 5 have been linked to this post.

They may have useful content, but will be confusing when used with GE 5 Mars.

This thread is most useful when viewed with Topic Options > Threaded Mode.

Re: the "Face of Mars" Jdman216 4/2/12 7:17 AM
To find the Face of Mars, Type in Meliza and Google earth will take you there.
another interesting thing about this region is Meliza (A computer that Google chats with you) Just click the little Robot Icon you'll find in the same area
Re: Mars Archives Alan Page 1/30/13 3:08 PM
Why most of Cydonia Area is smudged and blurred ?Is there a way to improved the details ?
Re: Mars Archives Hill 1/30/13 3:50 PM
Since Google first offered Google Mars, it has not updated the background surface imagery. But you can see more detail by activating the individual Spacecraft Imagery data sets in the layers section. You can the either download an imagery swath or study it within your browser.
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