App: Mars Images

Fri, Jan 13, 2012 One-minute read

Mars Images is an app for Android and IOS smartphones that lets you browse the latest images from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

The app has been developed by Mark Powell who works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA.


When you start the app, you may have to wait a while until the first pictures have been loaded. If you get an error message, just close the app and start it again.

Now you can see a lot of images, named after the related camera. (Hazcam and Pancam)

The newest images appear on the top. If you want to load older ones, just scroll down. Below the name of the image, you can see when the picture was taken. The date is displayed in Sols.


Once you’ve selected an image, you’ll get a little preview on the right. Select it to see the picture. You can zoom in, share the picture and there is also a 3D mode. You will need 3D red cyan glasses to see them in 3D.


This is how everything looks like:





The official  homepage is:

Android market: