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Explore lunar and planetary science in augmented reality

This free educational app transports students, teachers, scientists, and anyone who wants to journey through space on an interactive tour of the asteroid belt, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Europa. Download the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s augmented reality (AR) space science experience on your mobile device.

  • Google Play
  • Apple

Launch the app, point your camera at an interactive poster and immerse yourself in the virtual world of space through your mobile device touch screen. Interactive posters may be displayed at your event and are available to view, download, and print below.

  • Explore Asteroids in Augmented Reality

    Take an interactive tour of one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt. Explore the mountain, Ahuna Mons, and other surface features. Examine a meteorite, and separate it into segments to inspect its internal structure.
    source image: NASA/JPL-Caltech
    Ceres data for 3D model: NASA/UCLA/LPI
    Meteorite interior CT scan data: LPI/Cyrena Goodrich
    Vesta 3D model: Richard Kim
    Ceres icon image source by: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

    Poster Size Printable (24" x 36")
    Letter Size Printable (7" x 10.5")

  • Explore Europa in Augmented Reality

    Explore the icy shell of Jupiter's moon — Europa. Interact with a 3D model of the surface of this ocean world and explore its high resolution terrains.
    source image : NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
    Europa visual data: NASA/JPL/LPI

    Poster Size Printable (24"x 36")
    Letter Size Printable (7" x 10.5")

  • Explore Mars in Augmented Reality

    Escape to the Red Planet and interact with a 3D model of Mars. Observe the transition from a wet planet early in its history to the dry world we see today. View locations of past landing sites and the top three targets for the Mars 2020 rover.
    source image: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin
    (G. Neukum)
    Mars visual data: Caltech/JPL/USGS
    simulation of a wet Mars: LPI/MAVEN

    Poster Size Printable (24" x 36")
    Letter Size Printable (7" x 10.5")

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