Use your iPhone to take a 360 degree look around Mars surface

Use your iPhone to take a 360 degree look around Mars surfaceAs we all know, NASA has successfully sent its Curiosity Rover to Mars and it landed on the planet on August 6th. The mission’s aim was to discover the habitability of Mars along with its climate, geology and to gain enough information to possibly launch a manned mission in the future.

The mission has already produced some amazingly detailed photographs of the planet’s surface and if you have an iPhone you can even enjoy one particular picture in an immersive 360 degree look. On top of that, you can even use the iPhone’s gyroscope to spin round on the spot and watch the landscape change before your eyes; it is extremely clever stuff. The camera is positioned on top of the Curiosity so if you tilt your iPhone down enough you will see it right underneath you.

If you want to give this a go, it is very straight forward to do. Firstly make sure you are running the Safari Mobile browser on your iPhone. Visit the site that hosts the image and get ready to be in awe. Once the page has loaded, you will see the image of Mars’ surface. Simply moving your iPhone up and down and turning around will let you take a fantastic look around Mars.

It really is that simple and a very special experience; lets hope we get to see many more images from Mars like this one. If you want to show off the power of your iPhone, this is a great way to do it!

Source: 360 Cities

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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