Cosmic Discoveries is a fascinating app that uses beautiful pictures of the heavens combined with snippets of information to give a general overview of our universe.
The app starts off with a mosaic of Saturn. The mosaic is made up of color and black and white photographs of planets, stars and other heavenly bodies. It also contains photos of some of the great physicists of all time.
Each picture is accompanied by educational details about them, as well as descriptions of the life and works of the physicists involved. The photos can be shared with friends, saved on your device and also commented upon within the app itself.
Another section of the app entitled "Stories", gives a brief list of general topics to learn about and an overview of each item.
The pictures are beautiful and there is a wealth of interesting information in this app. Plus, it's FREE!
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.