Solar System Explorer
5,000 - 10,000 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.
This paid version allows to get free updates, even more data and get rid of ads.
This full edition delivers all the planets and major moons of our Solar System in glorious HD with extra effects and a special tablet mode, so it will look great on all devices, large or small.
Solar System Explorer also features detailed models of past present and future robotic explorers, such as Cassini which is currently half way through a 20 year mission to study the Saturnian system.
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, and the spacecraft you see 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.
There may only officially be eight planets now, but because Pluto is larger than 200KM in radius, it is included for your viewing pleasure.
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Robotic spacecraft: NASA Voyager, Dawn, Juno, Cassini
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
Recently changed in this version:
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won't let developers contact users who make comments.
Black screen fix
Planet size chart
Zond 3 spacecraft
UI improvements and bug fixes
Lots more planet data
Session saved at exit
Misc bug fixes
Option for improved device compatibility
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Comments and ratings for Solar System Explorer
Very beautiful app and great sound. You can explore any planet you want. Great job ;)
You'll thank me at 1am when you're still exploring. :)
Love it. So informative and easy to use. Graphics and audio are well thought out and executed. My daughter and I love exploring space together! Not found a single bug yet!
The hobby astronomer in me...
The ap is amazing but it would be even better if you put the planets' and moons' temperature also in centigrades not only in kelvins please. Please fix it as not everybody knows kelvins! Thanks!
HTC OneX - Jelly Bean - TSF Shell Was using the Lite version and went to the payed version now all i get is a black screen. No refund required just fix please :-).
Screen goes completely black and freezes phone aftet last update. Samsung galaxy III