Free Vr nasa apps
Tour the universe from the comfort of your own home
NASA is not renowned for its digital applications on smartphones and virtualreality devices, but now it has spread its wings with the launch of two new apps that offer a new experience of space. One app is available for iOS and Android devices and gives you a taste of the celestial artwork that NASA has in its gallery, and the other is a virtual reality (VR) tour around the TRAPPIST-1 system.
These apps were created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The infrared eye in the sky has produced countless images invisible to the human eye, and its observations of exoplanets have been key for the field. Spitzer’s infrared vision was able to uncover vital characteristics about the TRAPPIST-1 system that have made it the incredibly exciting prospect everyone knows it as today.
The ‘NASA Selfies’ app takes the user – or whoever the user decides to image – and turns them into an astronaut. By changing the background the astronaut can find themselves in a plethora of different cosmic scenarios.
From the Andromeda Galaxy to the star Zeta Ophiuchi, there is a whole host of Spitzer images to choose from.
As for the ‘NASA Exoplanet Excursion’ virtual reality app, this is a detailed tour through the TRAPPIST-1 system, the seven Earth-sized worlds just 40 light years away. The information collected on the system by Spitzer is narrated and explained throughout the interstellar presentation.
“there's a plethora of different cosmic scenarios”
In the corner of the image are details about how the snap was taken and what it is. There are options to take a new photo or change the background image if you are not happy with the resulting picture. The camera can be swapped round so it can either be a selfie or a photograph of someone in front of you.