Mars Images App

Mars Images app

Smartphones really can do some amazing things!  The latest app I downloaded to my iPhone is the Mars Images app from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  It uses the comm uplink from the long-lived Martian rover Opportunity and downloads them directly to your phone or tablet!  How cool is that?!  The Opportunity rover is currently “hibernating” during the harsh Martian winter but there is a pretty large cache of images already stored.  There will also be the opportunity to see images from JPL’s newest rover Curiosity when it arrives on the Red Planet in August.  You can download the app for your iOS device or Android.

About Tim

My name is Tim Phelan. I am a nerd, amateur astronomer, sports nut, and follower of Jesus. I live in Baltimore, MD where the skies are oh so polluted with light. This is Ravens Country, Birdland, and the City that Reads, or whatever. Follow me on and

Posted on January 16, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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