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HubbleSite, the online home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, invites you to help choose the world’s most popular Hubble images. Get wallpaper, Hubble facts, and more.
Hubble’s vast collection of images awaits your critical and discerning eye. Become part of the Hubble mission by voting for the most spectacular and awe-inspiring sights from Hubble’s archive.
The app provides a selection of Hubble wallpaper images, chosen and edited for visually stunning results on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Plus, get facts about Hubble history; the telescope; and the scientific discoveries it’s revealed, from the age of the universe to the mysterious force known as dark energy. The app has been optimized for iPhone and iPod Touch’s Retina display.
For over 20 years, Hubble has orbited the Earth, beaming home images of celestial splendor. Join in the excitement of the Hubble mission.
What's New in Version 1.3.1
Thanks for using the HubbleSite app, everyone! We’ve got new content for you as well as some bug fixes. Enjoy.
* Added 9 new wallpapers
* Added 50 new images to the slideshow
* Updated “You Decide” images to include newest releases
* Slideshow images can now be swiped
* Fixed the bug that caused slideshow images to become out-of-sync with captions
* Fixed the bug that caused app to forget your level in “You Decide”
* Fixed grammatical errors
* Redesigned science, mission facts and info screens
* Performance optimization fixes to increase speed
* Image optimization to reduce size
* Full support for retina displays included
Decent proof of concept, develop it more
First off, why is this app not iPad / HD compatible. Shame.
This app has some solid potential to help boost the Hubble's perception and standing if it more thoroughly and deeply engaged and provided value. No, I don't mean plugging some stupid social networking hook. I mean value through explanation of images and what their significance is or provide some sort of reward for leveling up while choosing pictures other than just a message indicating that the next "level" has been achieved. There are all kinds of other possibilities, like explaining how Hubble contributed to different technologies and comprehension of the universe. In summery, this has potential, bump heads and be creative.
The photos of the Universe and every thing it beholds that are provided with this App are far beyond Amazing... The story behind every photo is infinite and the feeling of pure peace overwhelms your soul as you view these gorgeous images and brilliant pieces of art. I don't care how well the app works or what features it might have. Thank you for making this app and allowing us to see a glimpse into foreverness
Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! The slideshow alone makes my heart soar! How amazing to have the privilege to live in a time when we can see so far into the universe.
Thank you, thank you for making this available - and to think it's free! Wow. Too bad I don't have a galaxy of stars to rate this app with. Oh well, I'll give you the five I have. ;)
"He counts the stars and calls them all by name" (Psalm 147:4).
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jun 03, 2011
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 64.4 MB
- Seller: Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc
- © 2011 STScI
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.