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Top 5 Astronomy And Space Apps That You Can Download

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If you love reading astronomy-related news and you have a passion for anything that involves the cosmic world, then you may want to check out this list of space apps and astronomy apps. Technology is not merely a tool now that researchers use to identify and define cosmic objects. It has become so ingrained in our daily lives that both the Apple Store and Google Play Store offer various applications that will let you discover the world beyond our own.

1.   NASA

NASA, which stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has come up with several space apps that will let iOS and Android users be in-the-know about the various programs the agency has, as well as the latest news on space. So, the guys over at NASA are not only busy searching if there’s an Armageddon-like asteroid that might hit the earth. NASA has reached out to the public by making their video and image galleries accessible through its general app. It can also provide information about its visitor centers.

It can be downloaded for the iOS and Android for free.

2.   Pocket Universe, Sky Map and Distant Suns

These three astronomy apps basically have the same functions. They all allow you to point your phone’s camera skywards to find the constellation you are looking for. If you find something there that you want to identify, you merely have to point the phone and the app will provide information and details about that particular object. Who knows? You may even discover something NASA has yet to name.

Pocket Universe can be downloaded from the Apple Store for $2.25 while Sky Map for Android is free. Distant Suns, which even has a night vision, sells for $10.55 for Apple devices.

3.   Journey to the Exoplanets

If you’re getting tired of learning about the usual planets and cosmic objects, you may want to look into this app. The Journey to the Exoplanets seeks to discover the outer planets. It gives information about planets, stars and other objects that can be discovered in space. An educational tool, this is a perfect app for kids and adults alike.

iTunes sells the app for $9.99.

4.   Sun and Moon

Exclusive for Android phones, this space app turns your phone into a telescope that can watch the lunar phases and sun activities. The images used in this app are sourced from NASA satellites, so you are assured of their accuracy.

You can download this app free from the Play Store.

5.   Space Images

Do you want to learn about NASA’s latest discoveries? Space Images will feature captivating and dazzling images sourced from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. You can view the latest high-definition images and videos taken by the agency.

This app is free for both iOS and Android users.

The proliferation of these space apps has paved the way for a better understanding of what’s going on in the universe. No longer do we have to depend on observations made by experts and scientists. We can also view the universe and come up with our understanding of it through these various apps.