With the recent news about outer space—the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the July 15 Space Shuttle launch and today’s landing, the Jupiter impact—it’s easy to get excited over space exploration

If you have an iPhone you can fuel your newfound interest. In this video, I’ll show you three iPhone apps that you can use to learn more about astronomy and space. All of these apps won’t cost a lot of money at the iTunes Store, and they’re sure to teach you a thing or two about the celestial objects around us.

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Here are iTunes Store links to the three iPhone apps I discuss in the video.

Those are just a few iPhone apps to satisfy your galactic curiosity. Visit our iPhone App Guide for more space-related apps, or you can go to the iTunes Store.

Got a favorite space-related app? Let us know in the comments section below.

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[Roman Loyola is a senior editor for Macworld.]

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