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Beyond Planet Earth Augmented Reality

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Find a Mars-bound spaceship, glimpse a near-Earth asteroid, watch a lunar elevator take off from the Moon, and more in this new augmented reality (AR) app created as a companion to the exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration at the American Museum of Natural History.

Download the app before you visit the exhibition, then look for 11 AR icons, including a Moon base, NASA's Curiosity Rover, and more, sprinkled throughout the show. Use the camera on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad 2 to activate the icon and unlock animations. Then, share images by email or post to Facebook and Twitter. A link to a special site will let you collect additional icons, find out the science behind space technologies, and share photos with friends.

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For more information about the Beyond Planet Earth Augmented Reality app, the Beyond Planet Earth exhibition, and the Museum, visit our website at