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    Nasa's Eyes on the Solar system app

    Everybody interested in space must install this!
    You will not regret it.

    https://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-the-solar-system.html

    Eyes on the Solar System lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050. Ride with the Curiosity Rover as it lands on Mars or fly by Pluto with the New Horizons spacecraft all from the comfort of your home computer.

    Using real trajectory data you can recreate famous moments in solar system exploration, or preview exciting adventures yet to come. Fly with the Voyager spacecraft on their grand voyage, orbit Mars with MAVEN, fly by a comet with Deep Impact or Stardust, and observe our home planet alongside the spacecraft that keep track of Earth's climate.

    Want a quick dose of exciting exploration? Try the 'Simple' mode of Eyes on the Solar System to explore exciting destinations and missions and learn about the people involved in making it all happen. Interested in more details? Eyes on the Solar System has modules that focus on specific places or missions. Recreate the New Horizons flyby of Pluto or learn about the Dawn spacecraft as it orbits Ceres.

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    I use Star walk 2 it could be a very similar app?. But I will check out the NASA app too thanks
    Star Walk 2 Night Sky View - Constellations, Stars by Vito Technology Inc.
    https://appsto.re/gb/DKXl1.i
    Flimley

    forgot to mention that on the iPad you can hold this app up to the sky and it overlays the stars and constellations in real time and in the correct orientation as you move your device around. Its quite good.

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    Originally Posted by Flimley View Post (Source)
    I use Star walk 2 it could be a very similar app. But I will check out the NASA app too thanks
    Star Walk 2 Night Sky View - Constellations, Stars by Vito Technology Inc.
    https://appsto.re/gb/DKXl1.i
    Flimley
    Nasa's app focuses on what NASA is up to, on all kinds of current scientific information and you can follow the positions of different probes in real time or accelerated time. It is awesome.
    I am still busy discovering all the options and information contained within it.

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    Very useful. Thanks for the link