Solar Walk - 3D Solar System Model, the Universe, trip to Space
By Vito Technology Inc.
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This 3D Solar System model enables you to navigate through space and time, observe all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structure, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience! And zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!
*No In-App Purchases!*
WHAT EXPERTS SAY:
Solar Walk for Mac is a full-featured 3D solar system model that allows you to move between stars and planets with your mouse, zoom into check on the planets’ details and read accurate descriptions about them. You can zoom out to view the entire galaxy (well, at least through what’s known of this galaxy), see a planet’s inner structure and learn about its history of exploration. - Federico Viticci, MacStories
Solar Walk allows users to explore the Solar System, as well as the entire Milky Way Galaxy. Notable features include real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth's satellites, your current position marker, the biggest cities on the globe, and the points of interests on Mars, Venus, and the Moon. -Filip Truta, SoftPedia
• GALAXY view - absolutely magical zoom out to view the whole galaxy option.
• SATELLITES - real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth's satellites
• LOCATIONS - the biggest cities of the Earth, as well as sights of the Moon, Mars and Venus.
• MOVIES - explain basic physical phenomena
• 3D SOLAR SYSTEM model
• INFO about all planets: general info, its name, its mass, radius, distance to the sun, internal structure with the picture and science missions.
• TIME MACHINE - slide the time scale and the sky will start moving accordingly. Tap year, month and time and change them depending on what you want to see, the display will adapt accordingly to show you how planets were aligned at that time.
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.
What's New in Version 3.0.0
- Missions: Launch of Hubble, Repair of Hubble, Apollo11,17, Curiosity, Luna 17
- High Resolutions for Earth, Moon, Mars and Venus
- Bug fixes
- No In-App Purchases
A lot of potential
While this app is very neat, it’s far from perfect. After I don’t know how long, this app still does not support retina display Macs. That’s where there’s a lot of potential. This could look AMAZING on a retina display if only the devs would increase the texture resolutions. Instead, what you’re left with are low-res textures and glaring jagged edges. This app could also benefit from increased photo resolutions for planets and moons. Even if there are no real photos available to paste on the surface, you could still hire artists to conceptualize what a high-res version of the surface would look like.
Makes me sad
App is totally broken now. Have restarted several times. All I get is the splash screen and then an unexpectedly quit message. Such a bummer. This app used to be great but the iPhone/iPad version keeps getting updated and gets better and better while this version seems to be totally abandoned. I really hope it catches up and passes the other version because it’s so big and easy to see and it was super expensive.
Still does not work.
Removed from my mac, rebooted and reinstalled…it still does not work…installed and uninstalled multiple times. The company’s Customer Support does not respond, even after being sent a screen shot of the Crash Report sent to Apple. The program was beautiful until the upgrade. So sad…Don’t waste your money on any version of this one people.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 27, 2015
- Version: 3.0.0
- Size: 859 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © 2010-2012 Vito Technology Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.8.0 or later, 64-bit processor