Mars Is A Real Place

What is it?

Mars Is A Real Place is a short slideshow of amazing Martian landscapes.

More than 50 high-resolution stereoscopic 3D images have been carefully hand-picked and presented for your viewing pleasure. The slideshow is set to music, and comes with supporting information for those that want to delve a little deeper into each landscape.

Headphones are recommended.

Where to get it:

As of March 20th, Mars Is A Real Place is currently available for purchase on the following platforms:

  • Samsung Gear VR (via the Oculus Store)
  • Oculus Rift DK2 (via
  • Google Cardboard (via Google Play)

For more information, please see the official Mars Is A Real Place page.


If you wish to provide suggestions or feedback (positive or negative) on the Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift DK2 versions, there is a developer thread here at the Oculus Developer forums.

Or, if you wish to provide suggestions or feedback on the Google Cardboard version, you can simply leave a review on the Google Play listing itself as I read all of them.


  1. Love your work on your various astronomy projects; particularly Titans of Space. Very good production values on Mars is a Real Place:) My only complaint is that the stereoscopic 3D images are highly exaggerated making the images look “unreal” from an astronomical perspective – for me, this contradicts the name of your app and reduced my enjoyment of an otherwise superb experience. Hope this helps, kind regards – Wayne B

  2. I've just got Mars Is a Real Place on Samsung Gear VR. Best experience ever. This is something that I never forget (first time on the Mars)
    Great job! Thanks!