Mars24 for Mac

Mars24 for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    108
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 22, 2003
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"FAN F*$)@#G TASTIC!!!!!"

February 01, 2004  |  By The Printer

 |  Version: Mars24 5.1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is just outa' this world. And there is no pun intended. I stare at it daily and it has opened up a new venue for my son's homeschooling. I am hoping that there will be plug-in files as we drop more and more 'bots' on the red planet. Keep up the fine work. Excuse me I wanna' go stare at mars again.

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5 stars

"Wow - very cool app."

December 15, 2003  |  By slboettcher

 |  Version: Mars24 5.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just in time for my son's Aliens on Mars report!

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5 stars

"Nice improvements"

November 04, 2003  |  By JBZoller

 |  Version: Mars24 5.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This program only continues to get better. I mentor a team of students working with NASA on tracking dust storms in anticipation of the rover landings in January. This program is useful in SO MANY ways--I particularly like viewing the landing sites of past and future robots and the very detailed landscape that can be rotated and moved. I do like the new interface, but perhaps the picture window could become adjustable in the next release. It would make it easier to look at all three windows (time, picture, and prefs) at the same time.

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5 stars

"Fair Witness"

October 30, 2003  |  By Sentimental_Hygiene

 |  Version: Mars24 5.1

Summary

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I grok this program.

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5 stars

"Complaints? None!"

August 06, 2003  |  By JBZoller

 |  Version: Mars24 5.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
How could anyone complain about this program? It is FREEWARE. Aside from it possibly not working, I can't imagine anyone ragging on it. Even if it didn't work, if SOME people got it to work, then it is more likely a specific-user quirk than a fault in the program, but let me say again... it is FREEWARE!

Constructive criticism is helpful, but comments can be made in a nice way or you can be a jerk. How about rephrasing the comment made earlier to a question like "Sounds like a neat program. Could you possibly look into creating a version for pre-Jaguar users?" You need to understand that developers are not out there just to cater to every single individual's needs. Sometimes the user needs to accomodate the program if he wants it bad enough. A good example would be Starry Night 4; there are enhancements that make it worth upgrading to OS X. It is ridiculous to criticize anyone for not making programs backwards compatible with an older OS.

Personally, I would like to see add-on maps for the Moon and the Earth in the future, but the program "as is" is wonderful and hats off to Robert for creating it. It will be a very useful tool for me as an astronomy teacher in my classroom.


Sidenote to Robert and other FREEWARE developers: You ARE appreciated! Don't get upset that some jerks can never be happy with themselves. Keep up the good work.

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4 stars

"Nice"

August 05, 2003  |  By grikdog

 |  Version: Mars24 5.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Now that all the OS X controls are working, this turns out to be a nice little tool. Even the "clock" aspect is working, although you may have to put on your thinking cap to understand Southern Hemisphere local horizons, and a few other quirks. Or wait an hour or so and just look for what's changed. Seems to load a little faster, too.

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3 stars

"Improvements subtle"

August 01, 2003  |  By Up_Late

 |  Version: Mars24 5.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Improvements are subtle. I especially like that the notes on Mars time and the user's guide are now found in the window drop down but downloading same from the GISS site was not tough, as I had 5.0 version already. Actually, I liked the bigger type on the 5.0 version (or is it just more crammed together on 5.0.1?). Mars is getting very bright in the southern skies late at night and will continue to increase in brightness, rising ever earlier until it reaches opposition (close to it's perihelion while Earth is close to it's aphelion...a closer pass has not occured in 60,000 years or so) so this is a very timely app. And it is free! Who could ask for anything more! Thanks.

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3 stars

"Improvements subtle"

August 01, 2003  |  By Up_Late

 |  Version: Mars24 5.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Improvements are subtle. I especially like that the notes on Mars time and the user's guide are now found in the window drop down but downloading same from the GISS site was not tough, as I had 5.0 version already. Actually, I liked the bigger type on the 5.0 version (or is it just more crammed together on 5.0.1?). Mars is getting very bright in the southern skies late at night and will continue to increase in brightness, rising ever earlier until it reaches opposition (close to it's perihelion while Earth is close to it's aphelion...a closer pass has not occured in 60,000 years or so) so this is a very timely app. And it is free! Who could ask for anything more! Thanks.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.2
  • Bugfix: Error in subsolar longitude calculation, which affects sunrise and sunset calculations.
  • Contextual menus added to both graphic and time windows. Among menu options is resizing of window to one of several pre-defined sizes.
General
Publisher NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Publisher web site http://www.giss.nasa.gov/
Release Date December 22, 2003
Date Added December 22, 2003
Version 5.1.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.2
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
Download Information
File Size 10.52MB
File Name Mars24OSX.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 108
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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