For better understanding your world
Flyover Country is “the perfect distraction for a long flight.” Plug in your route and the app will help you interpret the land below: when that impact crater came to be, say, or how those mountains formed. Seeing mostly clouds? It’ll help you identify cloud types too.
Rockd, another great geology app, alerts users to the minerals or fossils to be found in their area. You can record your own finds and be tipped to nearby geologic attractions.
Moon Atlas 3D offers a way to digitally explore “every hill, crater, and crevice of the lunar surface.” The level of detail is “pretty incredible,” and with so many space-industry players planning to return to the moon, “now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself.”
iNaturalist connects scientists and science enthusiasts in an online community that users can turn to when they have photos of plants, insects, and animals that they’d like to identify.