As close as you'll ever get to being on Mars.
While it might be raining where you are, the weather on Mars is most decidedly different. And with this fun app, you can look at the true weather conditions right now on the Red Planet.
Better bring a jacket. Along with showing the current weather conditions, you'll also be able to see a number of stunning shots taken from the Red Planet.
What is it about?
Viewers can see the latest and most up-to-date climate information from Curiosity Rover on the surface of the planet. You can view the conditions while looking at a number of images of the planet captured from orbit and on the surface. You can manually flip through the pictures or let them autoplay. While the app itself is free, an in-app purchase will unlock 25 additional images of the Red Planet.
For those who...
- Interested in learning more about the climate of the Red Planet.
- Liked the hit film "The Martian."
Not for those who...
- Want to learn more about the other major planets in our solar system.
- You don't want to pay extra to unlock additional content.
Why we love it
Thanks to films like "The Martian," many space fans have become even more interested in the Red Planet. The app is a great way to view some beautiful images from Mars and look at the actual weather. You'll also be able to view other interesting tidbits about the planet.
Mars Weather is FREE but there are more add-ons
25 More Mars Photos
App Store Description
Enjoy learning about Mars? Ever wonder what the weather is like on the planet? Now you can find out with this simple app. The latest climate data from the Curiosity Rover is displayed alongside beautiful images taken both by the rover and from orbit. You can skip through images or just let the app autoplay.
This app was built by Drew Smith of Smith & Sons with design assistance from Adam Hosp. Its icons are used with permission from NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS and the top shelf graphic is courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona.
Weather data is from The Mars Atmospheric Aggregation System (MAAS), which is descrbed by its creators as "an API built to further the development of applications that want to leverage the REMS weather data being transmitted by the Curiosity Rover on Mars." More information on the service is available at http://marsweather.ingenology.com.
This software is not endorsed by Ingenology, REMS, Caltech, JPL, MSS, The University of Arizona or NASA.
All of the information contained in the app should be used for entertainment purposes only. Do not rely on the app's data when planning a trip to Mars.
You can reach the creator of the app at [email protected]