LatinaLista — It is predicted that by 2020 Chile will be home to 70 percent of the world’s astronomical observatories. The main reason astronomers are flocking to the South American country is the unique sky conditions found in that region of the world.
With so many observatories scanning the skies, it seems a waste to not share what is being seen. An updated version of the app Chile Mobile Observatory wants to rectify that situation.
The latest version of the app, available for IOS and Android, features 300 images ranging from stars and nebulae to galaxies and other celestial entities. The images were taken by ALMA, ESO and CATA observatories in Chile, some of the largest in the world.
The goal of the app is to spread awareness and appreciation of Chile’s global role in the field of astronomy. Users can download the images from the app and share them via their social networks and even use them as wallpapers for their digital devices.
So far, the app has proven to be an international hit with more than 50,000 downloads from all corners of the world.