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Application NameMars Explorer
ScreenSolar System
Screenshot
Mars Surface
DescriptionExplore the topography of Mars using data from the Mars Global Surveyor MOLA (Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter) experiment.
ApplicationCustom S2PLOT
Main Controls
  1. < spacebar > = toggle between planet sphere and ground views
  2. < 0 > Toggle off surface features
  3. < 1 > Toggle display of mountain
  4. < 2 > Toggle display of canyons
  5. < 3 > Toggle display of dunes
  6. < 4 > Toggle display of plains
  7. < 5 > Toggle display of ridges
  8. < 6 > Toggle display of craters
  9. < 7 > Toggle display of landers
  10. < 8 > Toggle display of crashes
  11. < 9 > Toggle display of misc features
  12. Right-mouse click to select a handle (circle)
  13. Shift-Right mouse click to drag a handle
  14. Shift-Esc = Quit

In spherical view, the following toggles are available:

  1. Grid - display a coordinate grid overlaid on Mars
  2. Lights - toggle extra lights to show entire sphere
  3. Shift-Right mouse drag on blue pointer to indicate at a feature
  4. Press number key, then right moues click on red handle to centre feature

In topography view, the following options are available (right mouse click on option handle to show list)

  1. Height - right mouse click to toggle, shift-right mouse drag slider to change height exaggeration
  2. Region - right mouse click to toggle, shift-right mouse drag slider to change visible region size
  3. Sea-level - right mouse click to toggle, shift-right mouse drag slider to raise/lower sea level
  4. Colour - right mouse click to toggle, shift-right mouse drag slider to cycle through colour maps
  5. On Mercator projection map (top right), shift-right mouse drag white handle (circle) to navigate surface
  6. Press number key, then right mouse click on yellow handle to centre feature
KeywordsMars, Planet
AudienceAll
User commentsShould only be operated by advanced users who have trained thorougly.

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