EYES ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM
An experience powered by NASA
"Eyes on the Solar System visualizes the same trajectory data that the navigation team uses to plot Perseverance's course to Mars,"
- Fernando Abilleira, theMars 2020 mission design and navigation manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"If you want to follow along with us on our journey, that's the place to be."
Eyes doesn't just let you see the distance between the Red Planet and the spacecraft at this very moment. You can also fly formation with Mars 2020 or check the relative velocity between Mars and Earth or, say, the dwarf planet Pluto.
"With all our orbital assets circling Mars as well as Curiosity and InSight on its surface, there is new data and imagery coming in all the time about the Red Planet,"
- Jon Nelson, visualization technology and applications development supervisor at JPL.
"Essentially, if you haven't seen Mars lately through Eyes on the Solar System, you haven't seen Mars."
Dozens of controls on pop-up menus allow you to customize not just what you see-from faraway to right "on board" a spacecraft-but also how you see it: Choose the 3-D mode, and all you need is a pair of red-cyan anaglyph glasses for a more immersive experience.