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Cassini HD is a voyage of discovery for iPad now available in the iTunes App Store

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While handheld and mobile devices have the power to make information easily available, they can also transform how people learn and interact with knowledge. Thinx is excited to announce Cassini HD, a new app for iPad that harnesses the power of these emerging technologies to take audiences on a voyage of discovery to the ringed planet of Saturn. The app’s intuitive design helps users to easily navigate a collection of more than 840 spectacular images returned to Earth by the Cassini orbiter while showcasing those images in a way that is both elegant and informative.

Browsing this collection takes the user on a journey from Saturn itself, beyond its stunning rings, and past more than 20 of its moons. Additional information about each image can be revealed with just a tap. With multiple ways to navigate, Cassini HD becomes an immersive experience guided by curiosity: an alphabetical menu takes the user to any point of interest, while a unique navigation map allows them to scroll easily through this vast collection. Cassini HD also features social sharing through Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as by email. Favorite images can be saved to the photo roll and used as a wallpaper on the iPad.

Nasa's Cassini orbiter has treated the world to incredible views of Saturn since arriving there in 2004; many of those images have become among the most popular circulating the Internet on social sites like Reddit and Tumblr. This app was curated from the thousands of photos available courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech to include only the most interesting and visually arresting images.

Officially released September 15, Cassini HD reached the top 25 best-selling paid educational apps during its first weekend of sales. Future updates will add to this collection the latest images from Cassini as more become available.

About Thinx
Thinx is an app design studio founded with the mission to inspire curiosity and learning through beautiful design. Taking advantage of the unique capabilities of handheld and mobile devices, Thinx creates apps that make learning and knowledge discovery an intimate and immersive experience.

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