Read Latest News On Mars: NASA Be A Martian Windows 8 App

NASA Be A Martian is a free app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which lets you read various news items and access images related to the planet Mars. The app gives you latest news related to Mars and what the different rovers are doing there. The app also has a large database of high resolution images that you can open by clicking on their respective tiles, and you will be shown the news related to those images. The app has a tiled interface where the content can be accessed via the respective tiles. It has various categories for the news, images and other information.

NASA Be A Martian is available for free from the Windows App Store.

Features of NASA Be A Martian for Windows 8:

When you install and launch the app on your Windows 8 or 8.1 device, you will be greeted with the app interface which looks very futuristic, and hence the app gives a very modern feel.

NASA Be A Martian Main Screen

When you click on any of the tile in the main screen of the app, you will be presented with an interface wherein you will be able to read about the content that you have just clicked on. For instance, if you click on an image tile, you will be presented with the image tile that you have clicked on. The app has various categories that you can choose from to view content from, and these categories are listed in the main screen of the app. The various categories are Featured, See, Images, Learn etc.

NASA Be A Martian Images

The above interface is presented on your screen when you click on the Images tile. As you can see above, you are presented with a list of captioned image tiles. Let me go ahead and click on an image tile.

NASA Be A Martian News

When you click on an image, you will be shown that image in the full screen size, and the news related to that image will be shown towards the right side of that image. The app also has a search bar which you can use to look up content. When you look up content using the search bar, you will be shown search results ranging from a wide range of formats, including video results, image results, news results, etc. which can be selected via the category tabs according to which they are sorted. The screenshot below shows a video result being played back. The video that I selected showed solar eclipse on Mars.

NASA Be A Martian Video

This wraps up the main features of the NASA Be A Martian app for Windows 8 and 8.1. You can also read about the Space Invader Win8 and Salvage for Windows 8, both of which are based on the outer space theme.

The verdict:

NASA Be A Martian is a well designed app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which allows you to gain valuable information about the latest happenings on Mars and it also shows you the fresh video footage and high resolution images snapped off from the surface of Mars. The app is one of a kind in the sense that it directly gets content from the NASA servers, and this makes it a very reliable source of information.

I rate the app a 4 out of 5!

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