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Mars24 5.2.3

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A Java program and browser applet which displays a Mars "sunclock".

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Mars24 is a Java program and browser applet which displays a Mars "sunclock", a graphical representation of the planet Mars showing its current sun- and nightsides, along with a numerical readout of the time in 24-hour format. Other displays include a plot showing the relative orbital positions of Mars and Earth and a diagram showing the solar angle for a given location on Mars.

What's new in version 5.2.3

  • Spirit and Opportunity are still operating!
  • Lon-lat grid may be marked on any sunlock map projection.
  • Compatible with Java 1.4 and Panther appearance.
  • Removed Beagle from "current" landers.
  • Explicitly queries UI Manager for system "look and feel".
  • Some improvements to control responsiveness.
  • Darkness of sunclock nightside is user-configurable.
  • Merged Earth and Mars time settings into a single panel.
  • Updated user's guide to match all the changes.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Java 1.3.1+