Since NASA successfully orbited Mars in 1965, over 50 space missions have revealed some of the biggest mysteries of the Red Planet. However, no human has ever set foot on Mars, and we are still only beginning to scratch the surface.
If the mysteries of Mars evoke your curiosity, you’ll love AstroReality’s revolutionary interactive 3D model of Mars. Using Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), AstroReality’s MARS Classic allows you to explore every inch of the Red Planet and take part in an interactive adventure.
MARS Classic: The World’s Most Realistic Model
Developed by AstroReality, the highly accurate model is one of the world’s most realistic representations of Mars, with up to 98%+ accuracy. Each model is finished by hand using distressed textual painting designed to emulate the rocky surface texture, providing a unique learning tool for the classroom, home, or office.
Using NASA’s MOLA elevation maps and advanced 3D printing technology, topographic features are printed to 0.1mm per pixel. From the planet’s tallest shield volcano, Olympus Mons, to Hellas Planitia, the largest impact crater with a diameter of 1,400 miles, MARS Classic provides the opportunity to discover the unexplored Martian surface like never before.
Augmented Reality (AR)
AstroReality has combined each MARS Classic model with Augmented Reality (AR) to deliver a new and interactive learning experience. With an extensive library of knowledge, anyone can discover interesting facts, explore the latest research, and dig deep into the history of Mars.
The free AstroReality app is available for both iOS and Android. To utilize the Augmented Reality experience, you simply need to connect your MARS Classic model using the unique QR code. Once registered, hold your smartphone or tablet approximately 20cm away from the model and start exploring!
There is a wealth of information to uncover about the Red Planet, from the discovery of liquid water to learning about the planet’s natural satellites, Phobos and Deimos. Did you know that pieces of Mars have been found on Earth? Or, that Mars experiences the largest dust storms in our solar system due to the planets elongated orbit around the sun? Using MARS Classic, you can tap into information like this and more, all from your smartphone or tablet.
A New Way of Learning at School
Augmented Reality (AR) encourages children to learn in a fun and controlled environment. By delivering information in new and exciting ways, teachers can promote greater interest in a subject and maintain a higher level of engagement on topics for longer.
Outdated textbooks and videos are now being replaced by new technology. The introduction of Augmented Reality in the classroom can help teachers foster visual learning by encouraging creativity and building a personalized experience for each student.
MARS Classic is a unique AR experience which delivers information in a safe way compared to the open internet. Students can take an interplanetary trip and participate in a collaborative environment through interactive games, trivia, and mission simulations. Complicated topics can be broken down and easily digested by translating theoretical material into visual concepts using the latest in AR technology.
Mars at Home
You can also utilize MARS Classic in the home to enhance your children’s learning, or provide your family with endless hours of entertainment learning about the Red Planet. Each model is 60mm in diameter and weighs only 139 grams, ensuring it’s both functional and portable.
With full-color printing and a stunning hand-painted finish, Mars Classic can also be a statement piece for your home or office.
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