By Hanno Rein
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The Kepler space telescope is a NASA mission to detect Earth-like planets. This app is maintained by a professional astronomer and keeps you up to date will all publicly released exoplanet candidates. You receive a push notification whenever a new dataset is released.
The app visualizes the discovery method, orbital parameters and sizes of all planet candidates. It provides background information on the Kepler spacecraft and exoplanets in general.
An interactive three dimensional visualization of the milky-way lets you re-discover every candidate in Kepler's field of view. You can zoom in from the edge of the solar system to the Kepler stars and watch the planets revolve around them.
Also try the free Exoplanet app for iPhone/iPad which lists all confirmed extrasolar planets.
What's New in Version 1.5
* Added CMB and Galaxy Clusters feature (free)
* One can now go directly form the database to the planet in the Milky Way View
* Transitions and scales in Milky Way View improved
* Works again on iOS 3.1.3
* Reduced memory footprint and improved stability
It's nice being able to review all the candidates, and looking forward to the upcoming K's new planets just announced at the Kepler Meeting. In one hundred years.....who knows? We've come a long way from our geocentric philosophy just a mere few hundred years ago!! Why is it I feel so insignificant on this little blue marble?
This is a great database for all the Kepler candidates. I just wish it could be updated more often. I'm presuming that has to do more with Kepler information and not the developer not updating.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jun 17, 2011
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 14.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hanno Rein
- © 2011 Hanno Rein
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.