What's New

- Support for MER-A Spirit.
- Support for calibrated, archival-quality images for Spirit and Opportunity (MER). These images are processed to optimize download time and storage requirements and hosted by Midnight Planets. They appear automatically in the app for archived sols that Midnight Planets has processed. For Opportunity, archived images are released after a few months' delay; for recent sols "raw" images are displayed. (Some archival data for Curiosity is available, but processing it is going to require additional effort.)
- Disabled auto-zoom on image selection. Image selection now works in a more standard, predictable way. Double-tap images to quickly zoom and center them.
- Added a scene brightness setting in view options.
- Important bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Updated app icon.
- For advanced users: there is now a 'missing images' option in the manual view settings for MER, which displays images which are not available but for which metadata exists. This option is not available for MSL, as the public does not have access to MSL metadata as such.
- Menus have been reorganized and some keyboard shortcuts have changed.

App Description

Follow the adventure! Midnight Planets is Midnight Martian's new app for visualizing data from spacecraft exploring our solar system. The first release focuses on the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers, which are currently exploring Gale Crater and Meridiani Planum on Mars. Instead of creating and maintaining many different apps, Midnight Planets will be the new center for any and all of Midnight Martian's ongoing work on spacecraft data. Follow along at http://www.midnightplanets.com

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

January 29, 2014 New version 1.2.6
November 20, 2013 New version 1.2.3
November 07, 2013 New version 1.2.2
October 16, 2013 New version 1.2.1
October 09, 2013 New version 1.2
September 21, 2013 New version 1.1
April 30, 2013 Initial Release

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