Solar System Explorer HD

Solar System Explorer HD

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Expert's Review

"The third from the Sun"

Reviewed by / Mar 26, 2012

"A comprehensive encyclopedia of the Solar System"

Although there's people who thinks that there's a device to travel beyond lightspeed buried under the moon of Pluto and not so far ago there was who believed that there were water rivers throughout Mars surface, reality often is more interesting that fiction.

Solar System is an interactive encyclopedia of whatever lies from the Sun to the reaches of Kuiper Belt. It's well wrapped in an wonderful user interface and an unexpected awesome music. Amount of data is huge, and will satiate every astronomy savvy needs. It doesn't matter if you want this app for studying, flat curiosity or needs, it's absolutely awesome. If it lacks of something is that it's only a compilation of data. Perfect to have that info at hand or learn every day a little, but otherwise the nicest complement to Google Sky or NASA apps.

Chek out the paid version to get updates, even more data and get rid of ads.

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Developer's original description available here
Solar System Explorer will take you on a 3D adventure through our solar system. Have fun while learning about the planets and moons in this interactive virtual solar system simulator.

Blast off into space and visit dozens of planets, moons and asteroids. The high definition graphics and atmospheric sound effects and music will make you feel like you are there!

Easy to use controls make navigation a breeze. A simple tap will send you soaring into the outer reaches of deep space. Another tap will return you safely home to Earth.

There’s lots to see and do. In addition to beautiful graphics, Solar System Explorer also includes a great deal of information about the planets and moons you’ll visit. Learning has never been so enjoyable!

Become the pilot. With the new free-flight option, you can take direct control and fly the spaceship yourself. Accompanied by a rumbling engine, you’ll be swooping through the asteroid belt, diving through Saturn’s rings and surfing the upper atmosphere of planets. It’s the next best thing to a space walk!

★ HD graphics and awesome music and sound effects
★ Ideal educational introduction to the solar system for kids
★ Detailed information about planets for those who would like to learn more
★ Easy to use and intuitive controls
★ See planet orbits in this interactive orrery
★ Planet surfaces are based on photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft
★ An atmospheric experience in the vacuum of space!

Visit the brilliant blue-green planet Uranus knocked onto its side by a massive collision. See the proto-planet Ceres which makes up one third of the mass of the asteroid belt. Travel to Neptune's moon Triton which orbits in the opposite direction to its other moon Proteus. Take in the sights of Jupiter's moon Callisto, its surface pockmarked by countless impact craters.

Places to visit in Solar System Explorer:
The Sun, otherwise known as Sol
Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Moons: Luna, the tiny moons Deimos and Phobos, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io, Mimas, Tethys, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus, Miranda, Umbriel, Ariel, Oberon, Titania, Triton, Proteus, Charon
The asteroids Ceres and Vesta
The former planet Pluto
Also, catch up to NASA's Voyager probe on its lonely journey into the cosmos

Solar System Explorer: the 3D solar system simulator!

Download the old Solar Explorer Lite at

Recently changed in this version

Fixed options menu

Bug fixes for the sun in free flight mode
Planet structure fix

New free flight mode
Sound effects
Bug fixes

gimbal lock fix
UI improvements
Latest news section
bug fixes

New simulation speed selector
Pinch to zoom
Misc bug fixes

Internal planet structures added
Oberon fix

Voyager added

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Comments and ratings for Solar System Explorer HD
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    by Carl Bode on 12/07/2014

    Atmospheric...informative.... Fun.... FREEEEEE :-) great graphics on my Sony Z Tablet... Highly Recommend This App Nice Work :-)

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    by Mark Dagostino on 12/07/2014

    Very cool app. Great graphics !

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    Great app

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    Best app.