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Google 3-D update brings you images from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft — in some cases, within hours of the images being beamed back to Earth from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Astronomy magazine spoke with one of the key people at Google behind this exciting new application.
Daniel Pendick, Associate Editor
March 13, 2009
Get ready to go to Mars any day of the week — from your computer.
Today Google released a major update to its Mars browser that will allow you to see images taken from orbit by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. "Some of them will only have been downloaded by NASA hours earlier," says Michael Weiss-Malik, product manager for the Google Mars 3-D component of Google Earth. "In many cases, the user will be the first human to see the image itself."