Mars24
Mars24
8.0.1

4.9

Mars24 free download for Mac

Mars24

8.0.1
06 May 2019

Sunclock of Mars, displays orbital positions, and more.

Overview

Mars24 is a Java-based application which displays a Mars "sunclock", a graphical representation of Mars showing the current sun- and night sides of Mars, along with a numerical readout of the time in a 24-hour format. Other displays include a plot showing the relative orbital positions of Mars and Earth and a diagram showing the position of Sun and Earth for a given location on Mars.

What's new in Mars24

Version 8.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7.3 or later

  • Removed MER-B Opportunity from landers and clocks displayed by default.
  • Show AMT offset in clock view if local mean zonal time is selected for Mars location.
  • Bugfix: Quit-watcher might trigger before clock and graphic windows appear.

6 Mars24 Reviews

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Anonymous
13 January 2004

Most helpful

Cool! It seems that some people at NASA are using Macs! Nice little program - it's fun to see where all the different mars probes landed - and view all the different projections.. Check it out.
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Version 5.1.2
Anonymous
15 November 2004
Doesn't launch on OS X 10.3.6.
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Version 5.2.3
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
16 November 2004
What version of StuffIt Expander are you using to uncompress? The help page says there's a conflict between the compressed package and Expander 8.0.0 that can cause this.
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Version 5.2.3
Bart6
Bart6
21 September 2005
Use the stuffIt Expander in Utilitys that should work.
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Version 5.2.3
Anonymous
21 February 2004
I can see my house!
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Version 5.2
Anonymous
13 January 2004
Cool! It seems that some people at NASA are using Macs! Nice little program - it's fun to see where all the different mars probes landed - and view all the different projections.. Check it out.
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Version 5.1.2
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
17 January 2004
I hapened to catch the PBS program NOVA about the Mars rovers. In many scenes of engineers and scientists sitting around tables discussing aspects of the project i could see the Apple logo on the lids of laptops, and in at least one scene someone was typing information on a silver Powerbook! Hey, these people are at the cutting edge. What else would they own? :)
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Version 5.1.3
Sandrift
Sandrift
02 December 2005
I am a Mars scientist, and I can confirm that many of us do prefer Macs; it's not at all uncommon to see as many Macs as (or more than) PCs at professional meetings. See my reply to the next comment down as to the utility of this expenditure of tax dollars...
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Version 5.5
Schmelding
31 October 2003
Useful for planning your next Martian vacation. You tax dollars at work! (Actually, I like this app.)
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Version 5.1
1 answer(s)
Sandrift
Sandrift
02 December 2005
For those folks who might seriously wonder about the value (in tax dollars) of this software, I can say that this tool is very useful for those of us who study Mars professionally. The quality or availability of data often is determined by season, illumination conditions (e.g., local time), etc., and being able to have a tool like this helps calculate and visualize conditions on Mars. For scientists and engineers responsible for planning daily rover or orbiter operations, it's even more important to have access to information about things like what time it is at a given site at a given Earth time, what season it is, where the subsolar point is, etc. In short, while this may be a nifty "toy" for the interested public, it's actually a very useful tool for scientists and engineers, and worth the development effort/cost.
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Version 5.5
Anonymous
05 August 2003
Nice, fun and free :-)
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Version 5.0.2
fxt
01 August 2003
bravo! lots of useful time and mapping information wrapped up in a pleasant interface. thanks for releasing this.
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Version 5.0.1
Free

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later
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