Solar Walk™ - 3D Solar System model
By Vito Technology Inc.
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*** Featured by Apple as Best Apps of 2010, 2011 and 2012 ***
*** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children category! ***
*** A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner ***
Have you ever built a Solar system model? Cups, bowls, and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is a time-sensitive accurate information-packed interactive model of the Solar system and the Milky Way galaxy.
This 3D Solar System model lets you navigate through space and time, see all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. It even has detailed 3D models of the most interesting man-made satellites. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience and zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!
WHAT EXPERTS SAY:
“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,”© by Sam Grobart from The NYT.
“Instead of exploring the night sky and deep space, you get to tour our Solar system in luscious 3D graphics. The iPad version is breathtaking with crisp graphics and beautiful color. The smooth finger controls combined with the spectacular graphics make this a perfect demo for the iPad. Dragging your finger to fly around the planets is a bit intoxicating, and I'm impressed with the smooth animation.” © by Mel Martin, TUAW.
• GALAXY view - absolutely magical zoom out to view the whole galaxy option.
• TIME MACHINE - set any date you want including even minutes and take a travel through space and time.
• MOVIES - explanatory movie collection about the Earth’s phenomena.
• SATELLITES - real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth's satellites.
• INFO about all planets - general info, its name, its mass, radius, distance to the sun, internal structure with the picture and science missions.
• MOONS of DIFFERENT PLANETS: select a planet like Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars or Urano and observe how many moons they have and their track around the planet. Select one of the moons and learn.
- MIRRORING - wirelessly mirror the screen to an Apple TV 2.
*No Internet connection required*
Mind that to use the 3D mode you will need a pair of cyan-red 3D glasses. And, yes, we know that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but by popular vote it has been added to the Solar System Model anyway.
What's New in Version 2.2.4
Now supports iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display
Experience the Solar System Like Never Before
The accuracy and detail of this app is incredible. See all the planets, the sun, and other satellites and asteroids. It provides interesting information and 3D models about each planet and the sun. Go below the surface and see a model of the layers of the planet/sun. I can't wait to see the high resolution earth and other missions.
I use this app to introduce the solar system to my pre-school class of 3 & 4 year olds. They absolutely LOVE the 3-D internal view of the planets! You may be interested to know that they all seem to pick a favorite and ask to see it over and over. This app is a great teaching tool that brings the universe to life for my students! I love it! :)
Never seen an app like this. It's perfect with loads on info and content and realistic models of planets, moons, astroids, etc. it show pictures of just about anything and even displays telescopes and things like that. I'm very pleased it includes a search bar and I think this is one of the best apps ever. I just wish I had 3-D glasses 0_0
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 14, 2013
- Version: 2.2.4
- Size: 233 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © 2009-2012 Vito Technology Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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