Solar System Explorer Lite
100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Great UI
- Great scientific app
- Nothing special
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.
Surface images of the planets have been re-constructed from photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft. Because few probes have been to the outer solar system, a number of moons have only been photographed from one side, so the missing details have been estimated based on what is visible.
Orbital positions and speeds have been adjusted to make it easier to navigate the Solar System and see the planetary motion at human speeds.
Interesting facts about each of the places you visit in the solar system are available at the touch of a button.
Statistics are calculated relative to the Earth where ever possible because for most people, big numbers mean little.
This lite version of Solar System Explorer features standard textures suitable for tablets or phones.
For the ultimate experience, try the full version of Solar System Explorer, which includes HD textures additional special effects, and more spacecraft to view, updated graphics, and loads more information.
There may only officially be eight planets now, but because Pluto is larger than 200KM in radius, it is included for your viewing pleasure.
Planets, moons and asteroids:
Earth: Luna/the Moon
Mars: Deimos, Phobos
Asteroids: Ceres, Vesta
Jupiter: Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io
Saturn: Mimas, Tethys, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus
Uranus: Miranda, Umbriel, Ariel, Oberon, Titania
Neptue: Triton, Proteus
Spacecraft: NASA Voyager
Recently changed in this version:
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Black screen fix
Planet size chart
UI improvements and bug fixes
Lots more planet data
Session saved at exit
Misc bug fixes
Option for improved device compatibility
Moon position calculated more accurately
Planet orbit accuracy improved
3D engine update
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Comments and ratings for Solar System Explorer Lite
The app is great but the ad in it is very annoying ! It shouldn't be always on the screen and cant be closed !
Its pretty good but the graphics of the planets could be better
That's weird why is the sun and the moon in spanish
good but not like solar walk as in ios that's is 10x better than it