Exoplanet Explorer Lite
50,000 - 100,000 downloads
- Great interface
- Great scientific app
- Didn't find any. Did you?
+ By Neil Burlock
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.
The data is sourced from The Planetary Habitability Laboratory, SIMBAD, and scientific papers, and if it's not available from one of these sources, then wherever possible it will be calculated or estimated, giving you access to one of the most complete exoplanet databases.
In addition to an intuitive interface which allows touch driven navigation through our Galaxy, Exoplanet Explorer also offers a comprehensive search tool which will let you find the planets and systems that you are interested in. This includes the ability to both search and sort by planet name, the number of planets in a system or even then number of stars in a system, to name just a few.
Statistics are provided to summarise the information in the database and give you a global perspective.
Planets have been divided up into 6 classes, and further subdivides into 3 temperature classes. This information has then been used to create models which are then assembled into working solar systems to give you an idea of what they might look like if we could travel there today.
The full version of Exoplanet Explorer features automatic data updating whenever new planets are discovered, Hi-def graphics for tablets or large screen phones, advanced statistics, functions to help you compare our solar system to others, and no ads!
Planet are divided into the following mass classes:
* Mercurian - rocky worlds that have the approximate mass of Mercury
* Sub-terran - rocky planets 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 planets are further divided into the following temperature classes:
* Hot - planets that are too hot to support liquid water
* Warm - planets in the star's habitable zone where liquid water could exist
* Cold - planets beyond the habitable zone where water would only exist as ice
Updated planet DB
Included some new planets and refreshed the build
Search button for more planet info
Misc bug fixes and improvements
Save App state on exit
Misc bug fixes
Glossary of terms
Now using PHL for planet data
3D engine updated
Misc. bug fixes
Very interesting adds new exo planets as soon as they are discovered by keplar.
Only because I love to study planets.
I'm not not gonna lie and say it's not good it's fine it's just that I was expecting more facts and better graphics
If you make this in the format of solar explorer HD and put in the unity graphics I will give you 5 stars.
About time a app like this arrived to the app store!