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Cosmic Discoveries: The Universe in Your Pocket

We love space, so we’re thrilled about the release of Cosmic Discoveries, the third excellent iPhone/iPad app from the American Museum of Natural History.

Fittingly described as “a mosaic of the universe in your pocket,” Cosmic Discoveries is the first app to offer nearly 1,000 breathtaking images of the Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy and beyond on a mobile device. From refreshing social features like sharing and commenting on photos to the home screen picturing a collage of all the photos stitched together into one of the most iconic astronomy images of all time — Saturn and its rings — reminiscent of National Geographic‘s Infinite Photograph, the app is an absolute treat, as visually stunning as it is educationally fascinating.

Published October 12, 2010




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