A Peek Into Space


Have you ever tried to use a telescope to see something specific in the night sky? If you have, you know it can be tricky to aim, focus and get a look at what you have in mind. But what if you could just type what you want to see and get an image from the farthest reaches of space in just a few minutes?

Starting in November, you’ll be able to do exactly that. The Slooh Space Camera Collaboration is developing an application that lets you ask its high-powered telescopes in Chile and the Canary Islands to get a shot for you — and get results in about 20 minutes.

The app, called MYSky, will be available on Android first, but the creators hope to have a version for iOS shortly afterward. It will be free, but the images will cost about 99 cents each. Still, less than a dollar for an up-close, personalized view of the night sky sounds like a pretty good deal, But we want to know what you think — is an app that lets you peek into space the next big thing? Vote now!

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