Android is going to space. Smartphones have previously been part of NASA shuttle missions as productivity tools and for experimentation. This time, however, an Android smartphone will, itself, be the core of the satellite.
With the STRaND-1 project, British company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. hopes to launch a smartphone satellite into orbit. Given smartphones’ computing and data capabilities, engineers say they can easily be turned into space-bound data-gathering tools. “Apart from solar panels, this thing pretty much is a satellite,” says engineer Chris Bridges, who says smartphones have almost everything needed, including cameras, [...]
Our ancestors viewed the starry sky every night. In their minds and imaginations, they formed stars into unique objects that we now call constellations. They also told stories of how these constellations came to be. Thanks to today’s technology, we are able to see the real images of stars, planets, and other celestial objects in space. We have even sent space missions to discover the mysteries of outer space.
With the rapid improvement of Android smartphones, you can also discover the stars and planets right on your Android device. In today’s app list, we will be tackling of some of the best Android apps for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers. Using these [...]