By Hanno Rein
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The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background. This app has been developed and is maintained by a professional astronomer.
* Interactive visualisations and animations.
* Physical properties of all detected exoplanets and their host stars, updated on a daily basis.
* Stunning 3D model of our Milky Way showing the location of all known exoplanets. You can zoom into any planetary system, explore how the night sky and the constellations look from the surface of other planets, or zoom out and see other local galaxies and galaxy clusters as well as the cosmic microwave background.
* Visualisations of exoplanet orbits and the habitable zone.
* Push notifications are sent out whenever a new planet is discovered.
* Augmented reality sky map: point the phone towards the sky to find an exoplanet!
* Interactive multi-touch correlation plots.
* Extensive background information on exoplanets and detection methods.
* Full support of planets in binary, triple, quadruple systems and orphan planets.
* Real-time ray tracing on the GPU.
* Experimental support for Philips hue (changes the color of the light bulbs according to the temperature of the currently selected star).
* Includes alternative identifiers from Uwingu.
Send comments, questions and suggestions to the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow exoplanet announcements and updates on Twitter and Facebook:
What's New in Version 15.1.2
- Updated Pluto and Charon textures with images taken by the New Horizons Spacecraft.
- Optimized for native screen size of iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus.
- Planets labelled as "new" will always appear on top of the database list.
- Many bug fixes.
Great app but now a problem
This is a great app which has worked really well but at the moment on my iPad pro there is a stability problem and it freezes - especially when looking at the Milky Way. Hope it can be fixed soon!
Update to the above. ios 9.2 seems to have solved the problem. As far as I can see this now works perfectly and is really good.
Padre Peacethefirst - an unbelievably powerful app
To think we used to just make phone calls with mobiles and now we have the farthest reaches of our galaxy and the universe just a click away. Very likely the most impressive app available.
Possibly one of the finest apps available. As well an enormous amount of information about newly discovered planets, it includes a truly wonderful 3D visualisation of our Milky Way galaxy and the universe beyond.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 16 September 2015
- Version: 15.1.2
- Size: 80.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
- Developer: Hanno Rein
- © 2015 Hanno Rein
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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