Voxel Mars: A Global-Scale Reproduction of Mars in voxel.js

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Mon, Dec 30th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using the voxeljs engine, "a collection of projects that make it easier than ever to create 3D voxel games like Minecraft all in the browser," the VoxelMars website recreates planet Mars in its entirety (and dullness) using topographic data from MOLA. Yes, you could potentially take the walk to Olympus Mons and climb it.

In 1996, the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) flew aboard Mars Global Surveyor. Using infrared laser pulses, it created a precise map of the planet's topography.

We're loading this data onto the awesome webgl-based voxel.js engine so that you can take a hike through Valles Marineris, climb up Olympus Mons and say hello to Curiosity on Gale Crater.

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