April 16, 2015 in Entertainment (F)
[prMac.com] Reggio Emilia, Italy - Independent developer Matteo Montipo' has released Birth Star for iOS - Find out which star is yours with Birth Star. The light from a star takes years to reach the earth, but how many years did it take for the light from your star to reach you? Use this app to know which starlight is yours!
The nearest star (Proxima Centauri) is about 4 light years from the Earth, which means it takes about 4 years for the light to reach our planet. So when you were 4 years old, if you watched at Proxima Centauri you could see the light generated when you were born.
At the age of 6 years old, you would see the light from Barnard's Star (5.9 light years away).
As you age, the light from more distant stars continues reaching the earth, and the long journey it took means it left from that greatly distant place on the day of your birth. Birth Star helps you watch the right star at the right time!
The photos of the stars in Birth Star are real photos taken from two publications:
Atlas Image [or Atlas Image mosaic] obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.
This publication makes use of data products from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Birth Star Features Include:
* Fill in your date of birth and find the star
* Real image of the corresponding star (offline available)
* Share the result (with image) through email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks
* Schedule with one click an event reminder for the date on which your star's light will come on earth
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or higher
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
* 46.4 MB
Pricing and availability:
Birth Star is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Matteo Montipo' is an independent developer from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Copyright (C) 2015 Matteo Montipo'. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.