Friday, January 13, 2012

Very Cool: Smartphone App For Mars Rover Pictures

Popular Science reports on the ultimate nerd app for your smartphone:

Amid all the excitement about the new Mars rover, some people (not us) might forget there's a functional one up there already, still driving around craters and snapping new photos. So why not take advantage of it? A new app delivers Mars photos straight from the Opportunity rover's most recent downlink to your smartphone.

The Mars Images app, developed by Mark Powell at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, sends the most up-to-date images from Opportunity's downlink as soon as they're ready.
Of course, I don't have a smartphone, and I'm not likely to spend the money to buy one, either.


  1. Surely there's a website for them as well. If you find it, let us know.

  2. Yes, at