Exo planets Explorer 3D HD

Exo planets Explorer 3D HD


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"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.

★ 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

Fixed bug that stopped flight mode working sometimes
UI bug fixes

Updated database
Minor bug fixes

Faster startup
Database updated
Bug fixes

Added new filter menu & custom filters that can be saved
Added new preset filter
Updated database
Bug fixes

Updated database

Improved startup
Name filter now compares text against entire planet name

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

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Comments and ratings for Exo planets Explorer 3D HD
  • (54)

    by Andy Harris on 01/05/2015

    Thoroughly enjoying this beautiful app, very informative and intuitive, graphics are top notch and with access to much up to date information this is a top app. Thanks Neil and well done. ☺

  • (54)

    by mousa boulbahaiem on 30/04/2015

    Very nice app but the moment you ask for a exoplanet it will bring you to fast to the location. You will not have enough time to find it out where that star system location is in reality.it will be even beter to hold the camera toward the sky so that we can now where to find live that star system from that particular exoplanet.

  • (54)

    by Andy Russell on 26/04/2015

    For those of us who can't quite wait for the future to get here, we can make do with this virtual tour of nearly 2000 exoplanets. Excellent in all respects.

  • (54)

    by Kenneth Watts on 26/04/2015

    A great app!!

  • (54)

    by Scott Lee on 31/03/2015

    Feeling small and but not insignificant is a grand feeling

  • (54)

    by John Sawyer on 29/03/2015

    Fly broken.No buttons show up n when back out flight mode whole pic slides instead of orbit.Other than that issue this app is the best!!

  • (54)

    by Condor 78 on 01/03/2015

    A lot of the buttons dont work. Including that flying function. Please fix. Size and distance should be accurate like in pocket planets. Also when i pay for an app i expect no ads hidden anywhere in the app. Please get rid of them.

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