Follow NASA's historic mission to Pluto with the New Horizons app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Wat

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in iPhone edited July 2015
NASA's New Horizons space probe is set to begin transmitting the first ever high-resolution images of Pluto back to earth later today, and you can follow the exciting progress on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with the official New Horizons app.




The app was developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins --?the same team behind the probe itself --?and lets users keep up with the latest news and see images as they're processed. Images of the Jupiter system and other deep-space targets are already available, and some are far more detailed than any we've seen before.

Other features include information on the equipment on board New Horizons and the ability to examine the data that has already been sent back. You can also see exactly where New Horizons is i the solar system, and a companion Apple Watch app puts mission countdowns and images on your wrist.

The best picture of Pluto we had, next to this morning's newest shot. pic.twitter.com/YfA5xEM5P8

-- Scott Bixby (@scottbix)


New Horizons: a NASA Voyage to Pluto is available now as a free, 105-megabyte download from the App Store.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member
    Pretty amazing if one thinks about it, getting images from a planet 5,000,000,000 KM away on an ultra thin pocket device.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    feynmanfeynman Posts: 1,087member



    And the crowd at NASA after the photo was received. Notice all the MacBooks on the table? ;)

  • Reply 3 of 8
    staticx57staticx57 Posts: 403member
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    And the crowd at NASA after the photo was received. Notice all the MacBooks on the table? ;)


    According to almost everyone here they should be using iPads.

  • Reply 5 of 8
    A tweet from Phil Schiller today says, "MacBook Pro: When it absolutely, positively has to be there on time, 3 billion miles away."

    ????????
  • Reply 6 of 8
    staticx57 wrote: »
    According to almost everyone here they should be using iPads.

    Who? What?
  • Reply 7 of 8
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member
    staticx57 wrote: »
    According to almost everyone here they should be using iPads.

    Really? I'd love for you to name ONE specific poster here who believes that. Not gonna ask you for dozens of names ("almost everyone), just ONE, to justify your ludicrous statement. I've been here a while, and I have yet to run across a single Mac hater on this forum, in terms of the usual posters. I'll be waiting.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    staticx57staticx57 Posts: 403member
    slurpy wrote: »
    Really? I'd love for you to name ONE specific poster here who believes that. Not gonna ask you for dozens of names ("almost everyone), just ONE, to justify your ludicrous statement. I've been here a while, and I have yet to run across a single Mac hater on this forum, in terms of the usual posters. I'll be waiting.

    Don't you remember when thr MacBook was released? The outcry how the iPad was better and/Or how it was crap was there for sure.
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