Polish your interstellar intellect with images, videos and more
With the mysteries of Pluto now tantalizingly in reach, it’s not a bad time to brush up on the basic wonders of space. Who better to ask than NASA? The agency’s app is full of images, videos, news and facts about space, spaceflight and astronomy. There’s also access to live video and audio broadcasts, as well as a feed of tweets from official NASA accounts.
And, of course, there’s plenty of information about Pluto and the historic New Horizons mission for those who are clamoring to know more about our solar system’s outer reaches. The app does ask permission to access your location for tracking for features such as live views from the International Space Station. You can also give the app an address if you prefer not to share that information. Overall, the app does a good job providing basic information for kids and other casual NASA fans — and gives you a nice link to the rest of the solar system. Free, for iOS and Android devices.