Marslife.org brings an immersive reconstruction of the surface of planet Mars as it is documented by the NASA Mars rovers. The website taps straight into the public NASA mission archives and uses raw rover camera footage to give an authentic impression of these incredible journeys. Visitors of the Marslife website can follow @MarslifeOrg at Twitter and stay updated while the missions of Curiosity and Perseverance evolve.
Marslife would like to thank all at NASA and everyone else involved for these exceptional space exploration missions. Thank you for making it happen! Special thanks go out to Michael Howard, D.J. Ellison and everyone at the UMSF forum.
Enjoy your stay on Mars.
Rob Haarsma / phaseIV
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Press the TAB key (on desktop computers) or press the red circle to show or hide the menus. The arrow buttons (and arrow keyboard keys) allow to jump one step back or forward in the mission.
Sol indexScroll and click through the index to view a specific Sol (a Sol is one day on Mars). The Sol list has Earth years and names of Martian landmarks added. This allows for quick navigation of the entire mission.
Main viewThe panorama's can be rotated with the mouse or trackpad. Mobile devices can use the gyroscope so you can use your device as a VR viewer. Yellow paths show the route traversed and blue paths indicate the route ahead. Click the Sol numbers above the path to navigate to that area. Move the mouse over a Sol number (or a long touch on mobile devices) to get position information for that site relative to the current position. Double-click anywhere in a panorama to bring images to the front.
Options menuThe Options menu on the left is pretty self-explanatory except for the 'image product' dropdown button. Here you can select alternate images for viewing such as stereographic (red/blue anaglyph) images or science images (if available) from the Planetary Data System archive.
Chapter 5 of this PDF document has a description of the available image products from PDS.
|TAB||Show or hide onscreen menus|
|X||Show or hide image placeholder overlay|
|P||Show or hide rover traverse path (MSL)|
|C||Enable or disable color correction|
|V||Switch camera perspective|
|A||Toggle anaglyph viewing|
|S||Show or hide Sky (MSL)|
|M||Show or hide Mastcam images (MSL)|
|Left/Down||Jump to previous mission sol|
|Right/Up||Jump to next mission sol|
|-||Zoom camera out|
|= (+)||Zoom camera in|
Recommended NASA Sites:Curiosity Mission updates
Interactive map - Where is Perseverance Now?
Interactive map - Where is Curiosity Now?
NASA/JPL Mars exploration website
Mars2020 Perseverance website
MSL Curiosity website
MER Spirit and Opportunity website
Perseverance Raw images
MSL Curiosity Raw images
MER Spirit and Opportunity Raw images
NASA Planetary Data System
PDS Mars Exploration Online Data Volumes
NAIF/Spice mission data kernels
Other Marslife projects:
Marslife announcer @Twitter
Marslife images and movies @Flickr
Mars rover 360 movies @Youtube
Addons for Blender @Github