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.