Take an adventure with the American Museum of Natural History as they present Cosmic Discoveries, a new free iPhone app that offers a host of beautiful images, interesting stories and fascinating information about the world around us.

This app is presented as a part of an ongoing celebration for the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space, in New York City. As one of the most popular and revered Science Institutions in America, you can rest assured that they have put a worthy amount of energy into creating an app that will appeal to students, scientists and everyday space enthusiasts alike.

Offering over a thousand images of impressive quality, gathered from a host of different sources, space agencies, the Museum’s own collection and observatories worldwide. Each photo offers information about its subject, including astronauts, planets, stars, and nebulae. Also, it features photos from here on earth – our history, our technology and so much more to do with our discovery of outer space. All of this is presented as a mosaic with a familiar shape – Saturn. You can also share each photo with a friend right from within the app!

There are also 9 different ‘Stories’ included in the app. Learn about Comets, Pulsars, Galaxy Clusters and more! With illustrations, these stories offer detailed and educational information to anyone wanting to know more about the space around our planet, and to help understand the complexities of our universe. This would be a wonderful addition to any astronomy or cosmology class at any level. This app can function as a handy reference or as an interesting introduction to the topic of Space.

The American Museum of Natural History is no stranger to the App Store — if you liked their Dinosaur’s App, then you should definitely check this one out!

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