NASA presents an online simulator of Curiosity on Mars

On the NASA website they have published an article reporting the existence of a new online tool that we can use to navigate Mars as if it were Curiosity.

This is the Experience Curiosity application, with a vision similar to that of the Google Maps of Mars that they presented a few weeks ago at marstrek.jpl.nasa.gov.

In this case it is a simulator that we can use to tour the Martian landscape as if we were driving the Curiosity. A realistic environment based on the robot data is shown, as well as the information collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). At any time we can click with the mouse to move around the environment, as well as zoom in on the regions that attract our attention.

It is also possible to go directly to some key geographical points from where the view is especially interesting, move the antenna and the arm and learn more about the different components of the device.

It is a project created to celebrate the three years of curiosity and its search for life on Mars, a project that will help find the best place to land the vehicle to arrive in 2020.

You can read more about NASA's missions to Mars on this page, where there are really interesting articles, links and material.