Recently NASA and Microsoft Research has teamed up again for bringing “most complete and high-resolution coverage of Mars” as seen never before. WorldWide Telescope, a Microsoft Aps, which let you explore space either through a zoom-ann-pan interface or guided tour has made this available to all its users.
NASA’s Michael Broxton who lead the group formally known as Mapmaker handworked these images. Their job is to take images from Mars or anywhere on space a convert it as a Map. Director of Microsoft Research’s Earth Dan Fay has worked with Broxton to turn these images and maps into an immersive new experience for the Worldwide Telescope.
“NASA had the images and they were open to new ways to share them. Through the WorldWide Telescope we were able to build a user interface at WWT|Mars that would allow people to take advantage of the great content they had,” said Fay
Worldwide Telescope is available as desktop application or a web client (required Microsoft Silverlight) at www.worldwidetelescope.org