Exo planet Explorer HD

Exo planet Explorer HD

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great interface
  • Great scientific app
Cons
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"I feel like working at SETI, now"

Reviewed by / Mar 26, 2012

A comprehensive interactive encyclopedia of planets.

Those of you who follow us since the very beginning of AndroidZoom will already know that here at AZ HQ are absolutely fans of spacial race or, indeed, of astronomical stuff. Maybe you even remember our first Youtube commercial, if not this is a good moment to enjoy it for first time.

Exoplanet lists every known planet and presents them in a gorgeous and interactive 3D interface. Every little detail has been treated with care, even the chill out music is awesome. Interface, though it may seem too packed with too little icons, but it's really great and allows to reach every single option through one or two taps at most. The amount of data is of a disarming breadth, even when there's a search bar and you can filter it.

An app almost made to measure for amateur -and not so amateur- astronomers and space lovers, sci-fi writers looking for "realistic" places or muses and anybody else with a minimum of curiosity or interested in what lies beyond. Let yourself awe and fantasize with Exoplanet Explorer. This paid version features HD graphics and it's specially suited for large screens and tablets. It also comes with more stats, regular updates and, of course, with no ads.

In addition, don't forget to check out Solar Explorer if you prefer to focus on this nearer Solar System. Anyway, both apps are compatible, so you can have installed both of them at once.

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Developer's original description available here
Take a thrilling ride through space and visit strange new worlds orbiting alien stars. Beautiful music and HD graphics will carry your imagination deep into the Milky Way galaxy!

Exoplanet Explorer presents interactive 3D models of real solar systems and visualises planets that have been discovered around distant stars.

Features:
★ Beautiful HD graphics with awesome music and sound effects
★ Easy to use and understand, with intuitive controls
★ Over one thousand systems to explore
★ Real planets around real stars
★ A great tool for anyone interested in space or astronomy
★ The fastest way to travel light years through space!

From the lonely Earth sized rock orbiting Alfa Centauri just four light years away, to distant systems with enormous gas giants, exploring the galaxy has never been more exciting!

The intuitive interface is easy to use and the built-in filtering tool makes it simple to find worlds that you are interested in. You can search and sort by name or the number of objects in a system, to name just a few of the many options.

For the global perspective, statistics are provided to summarise the information in the galaxy database.

The data is provided by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL), a research and education virtual laboratory dedicated to studies of the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and exoplanets.

Each planet is divided up into one of 6 mass classes, and further subdivided into one of 3 temperature classes. This information is used to create a model which represent what it may look like. These models are then assembled into working solar systems for your viewing pleasure.

This complete version of Exoplanet Explorer features HD graphics, advanced statistics, and the ability to import other databases such as the NASA's Kepler list and the candidate planet database.

Exoplanets are divided into the following mass classes:

* Mercurian - rocky worlds that have the approximate mass of Mercury
* Sub-terran - rocky globes with a mass similar to Mars
* Terran - rocky worlds with similar mass to Earth
* Super-terran - rocky worlds with a higher mass than Earth
* Neptunian - gas giants similar to Neptune
* Jovian - gas giants as massive or more massive than Jupiter

The exoplanets are further divided into the following temperature classes:
* Hot - temperatures are too hot to support liquid water
* Warm - the star’s habitable zone is where liquid water could exist on the surface
* Cold - temperatures are low enough that water would only exist as ice

Recently changed in this version

V2.5.6
Free flight mode
Fix for the vanishing system info bug
Fixed an audio bug

V2.5.5
Lots of minor improvements
Updated database
Added option to keep the screen active using WAKE_LOCK

V2.5.4
Fix for Tegra devices
Correction for planet temperatures
Various UI improvements
Fixed a glitch when clicking on a particular planet type


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Comments and ratings for Exo planet Explorer HD
  • (75)

    by Sean Fishlock on 01/08/2014

    Info is fantastic and useful illustrations such as habitable zones. But Getting back to lists is difficult and confusing. Over reliance on icons. It's not always clear where you're going when you click on something.

  • (75)

    by Daniel E.H. Hudson on 17/05/2014

    Rate high..science help the&b

  • (75)

    by Joe Weider on 17/04/2014

    Terrific app!

  • (75)

    by Adam Scott on 24/03/2014

    Every time I boot the app, it has to update the same 1144 planets which takes close to 10 minutes.. Other than that the app is amazing, I will change my rating upon fixing updates

  • (75)

    by Anthony Ferrara on 15/02/2014

    As a Cosmologist, I find this handy to help me (and my students) keep up with the countless exoplanet finds at our fingertips. Very happy. Keep the updates coming as best you can. Thanks.

  • (75)

    by Geoff Hilton on 24/11/2013

    My only but major negative point is the time it takes to update new planets, in fact it makes it unusable.

  • (75)

    by Isaac Griffin on 12/10/2013

    It's a nice app which runs smoothly, and is probably the best space app for android there is, but it could do with a few improvements. Like, altering the colour, size and features of individual planets based on data about them so not all planets of the same catergory look exactly the same. Also it'd be nice if the graphics were updated(they look a little dated).