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 16.0.1
- Fixes a bug that prevents the Solar System from being rendered in the Milky Way.
- Fixes a bug that causes the calibration screen popping up too often.
Such an Extraordinary App
I love when this app updates with new and exciting discoveries. I've always been interested in astronomy and now I have my own personal database. It's exciting to review and read about all the new discoveries we have found. The stars and planets do not get as much credit as they deserve in today's media. If you have a love for knowledge and an imagination this is a great app for you!
This is truly an amazing app! There's so much detail on each listing. It has really cool things like size comparisons, demonstrations if the dip in light of each exoplanet as it passes by its parent star, and much more. It's also quickly updated whenever there are new exoplanets confirmed. This is truly a hidden gem of the app store!
This app is amazing! It is very informative and hands on!
When you click into the Milky Way button it feels as though you are in space! It is that awesome!
I highly recommend this app for anyone who loves learning about outer space and likes hands on things! 💚
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 14, 2016
- Version: 16.0.1
- Size: 90.8 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Hanno Rein
- © 2015 Hanno Rein
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes
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