Exo Planets Explorer 3D

Exo Planets Explorer 3D

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great interface
  • Great scientific app
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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 Lite. Moreover, don't hesitate to upgrade it to the paid version, which features HD graphics and it's specially suited for large screens and tablets, 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 graphics will carry your imagination deep into the Milky Way galaxy!

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

Features:
★ Beautiful graphics with awesome music and sound effects
★ Easy to use and understand, with intuitive controls
★ Hundreds of 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 full version of Exoplanet Explorer HD has the following features:
* Loads more planets
* Hi-def graphics for tablets or large screen phones
* Advanced statistics
* More databases to explorer, including lists of thousands of planets that have yet to be confirmed and Kepler planets, yet more yet-to-be confirmed planets discovered by NASA's prolific Kepler Space Telescope.

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. The PHL is located at Aricebo, near the largest radio telescope on Earth. The database is a compilation of discoveries made by astronomers and telescope from all round the world.

The PHL divides each planet into one of 6 mass classes, and further subdivides it into one of 3 temperature classes based on its known astronomical information. The app uses this to create a model which represent what it may look like. These models are then assembled into working solar systems for your viewing pleasure.

Exoplanets are divided into the following mass classes:
* Mercurian - dwarf 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 exo planets 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

In addition to temperature and mass classes, the PHL database also includes:
* Composition class - defines whether the planet is composed of iron and rock like the Earth, gas like Jupiter, Saturn Neptune or Uranus, or large quantities of water, perhaps similar to Jupiter's moon Europa
* Habitability class - for worlds similar to Earth, this identifies whether they they are too cold for life, like Mars, or too hot like Venus
* Surface temperature - surface temperature based on the distance from the star and the star's energy output
* Surface gravity - an estimate of their gravity

Recently changed in this version

V2.5.9
Improved startup
Name filter now compares text against entire planet name

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


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Comments and ratings for Exo Planets Explorer 3D
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    by Kenneth Nootbaar on 05/12/2014

    Fantastic

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    by Mike Demitre on 03/12/2014

    This app is fantastic

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    by donny kamala on 30/11/2014

    Love it

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    by Anirban Mookherjee on 25/11/2014

    Awesome

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    by Loren Tucker on 24/11/2014

    Great app! Slow to start even after update.

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    by John Sawyer on 19/11/2014

    I have to say i have never been so excited as I gaze out to yonder, to be able to have this app as it makes me ponder. Thank you for inspiring me!!

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    by Jason Powlette on 06/11/2014

    Used to work now broken...