Solar Walk™ - Planets of the Solar System
By Vito Technology Inc.
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*** Over 6 million users!***
*** Featured in Best Apps three years in a row ***
*** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children category! ***
*** A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner ***
IMPORTANT: To restore previously made purchases, tap the Restore button in the upper right corner in "Extras".
Remember building a solar system in high school? Cups and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is an interactive orrery that shows all planets and satellites of the solar system in their correct positions in real time.
This 3D solar system model lets you navigate between planets, see their positions on a specific date, explore how they move and why. You will see the entire Milky Way galaxy from a far and zoom in to study all the planets and satellites in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, and geography.
Every planet has extensive information: size, mass, orbital velocity, exploratory missions, thickness of structural layers, and composition of atmosphere.
“Can’t-miss app.” - Mashable
“Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.” - TNW
“This jaw-dropping app provides a wholly interactive 3D model of our solar system, one that’s had me hooked for days. It’s the kind of thing you can imagine a science teacher using in the classroom of the future — except that we don’t have to wait.”
“Zoom from Mercury to Pluto (which makes the cut in this app), passing each planet’s moons along the way. Because Solar Walk knows what time it is, the planets are in proper orientation to the Sun: Earth is dark where it is currently night and gradually lightens to daytime on the other side.” - NY Times
Planets: Sun, Mercury,Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
Moons: Phobos, Deimos, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Io, Hyperion, Iapetus, Titan, Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus, Mimas, Oberon, Titania, Umbriel, Ariel, Miranda, Triton, Larissa, Proteus, Nereid, Charon
Dwarf planets and asteroids: Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, Eris, Eros
Comets: Hale-Bopp, Borrelly, Halley’s Comet, Ikeya-Zhang
Missions and satellites*: Curiosity, Luna 17, Apollo 11, Apollo 17, Hubble Launch, SEASAT, ERBS, ISS, Aqua, Envisat, Suzaku, Daichi, CORONAS-Photon
Educational movies*: size comparison, Earth’s cycles, solar eclipse, moon phases, tidal phenomena, major circles of latitude, zodiacal constellations, Cassini-Huygens mission
*Available through In-App Purchase
What's New in Version 2.3.2
Fixed bug with IAPs
This update brings full iOS8 support and takes advantage of the newest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+
Don’t forget, you can always restore all your purchases in the In App purchase store.
Although it keeps crashing after I installed the hires planets +Apollo 11 before that it worked very smoothly. Disappointed with the Apollo 11 add on as all it seems to include is a not-very-good animation of the landing site and some images that one could glean from the web. I was hoping to see a tiny "Eagle" in the Sea of Tranquility and perhaps a trace of the flightplan
Also when can I not see the names of surface features
It's an amazing application it can show you asteroids location in the system and you can compare planet sizes I gave this a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 because it's great for education
Expensive Rip Off
When I originally purchased this app all features were included e.g. The videos on size comparison, solar eclipse etc. Since the update I now have to pay extra, 79p per video, which lasts on average 2 minutes. Ridiculous! Look for alternatives. You will not get value for money with this rip off app.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 27 September 2014
- Version: 2.3.2
- Size: 256 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
- Developer: Vito Technology Inc.
- © 2009-2014 Vito Technology Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- Satellites BundleFree
- High Resolution Bundle£1.49
- High Resolution Earth Surface£0.79
- Movies BundleFree
- Apollo 11£0.79
- Missions Bundle£2.29
- High Resolution Moon Surface£0.79
- High Resolution Mars Surface£0.79
- Hubble Repair Mission£0.79