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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.

Main features:

* 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.

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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.


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Customer Reviews

Simply amazing!!

This is the most extensive and wide ranging universe apps I've ever seen, you can zoom out into deep deep space! Like someone else said this app deserves 100 stars, a lot of thought and hard work has gone into this app.. A few things I'd like to see in an update tho, more detailed planets at least some of the major ones. And maybe an info bubble that pops up when you select planets, how far away it is, other relevant info.. And please add moons of our solar system, the noteworthy ones of all the planet's. Other than that this is an app I've searching for, for quite some time. It's a shame it isn't more widely known, anybody who is interested in our universe, the stars should get this.. And at only .99 it's a steal, easily worth $5-$10


I do not review apps very often, but this one is deserving. I have been looking for something with this functionality for a while and finally found it (by accident) in Exoplanet.

This is a high quality app with high quality information. Honestly feel that this app is under priced.


I cannot say enough great things about this app. Everyone I have showed it to is in awe by the software in the app and the amount of detail about each star system. It sparks the imagination about what can be out there when I check out each new added planet.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 15.1.2
  • Size: 80.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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