Solar Walk ™ FREE - Solar System Planets, Orbits, and Moons with Pictures, Sounds and Lessons
By Vito Technology Inc.
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***Over 6 million users!***
*** Featured in Best Apps three years in a row ***
*** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children category! ***
*** A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner ***
ATTENTION: This free demo version is limited to the Saturnian system of moons and rings. Full access to all solar system objects is available through In-App purchase.
Remember building a solar system in high school? Cups and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is an interactive orrery that shows all planets and satellites of the solar system in their correct positions in real time.
This 3D solar system model lets you navigate between planets, see their positions on a specific date, explore how they move and why. You will see the entire Milky Way galaxy from a far and zoom in to study all the planets and satellites in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, and geography.
Every planet has extensive information: size, mass, orbital velocity, exploratory missions, thickness of structural layers, and composition of atmosphere.
“Can’t-miss app.” - Mashable
“Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.” - TNW
“This jaw-dropping app provides a wholly interactive 3D model of our solar system, one that’s had me hooked for days. It’s the kind of thing you can imagine a science teacher using in the classroom of the future — except that we don’t have to wait.”
“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.” - NY Times
Planets: Sun, Mercury,Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
Moons: Phobos, Deimos, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Io, Hyperion, Iapetus, Titan, Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus, Mimas, Oberon, Titania, Umbriel, Ariel, Miranda, Triton, Larissa, Proteus, Nereid, Charon
Dwarf planets and asteroids: Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, Eris, Eros
Comets: Hale-Bopp, Borrelly, Halley’s Comet, Ikeya-Zhang
Missions and satellites*: Curiosity, Luna 17, Apollo 11, Apollo 17, Hubble Launch, SEASAT, ERBS, ISS, Aqua, Envisat, Suzaku, Daichi, CORONAS-Photon
Educational movies*: size comparison, Earth’s cycles, solar eclipse, moon phases, tidal phenomena, major circles of latitude, zodiacal constellations, Cassini-Huygens mission
*Available through In-App Purchase
What's New in Version 2.3.3
- Bug fixes
- Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages fixed for iOS 8.2
- All-in-one bundle unlock option
All In-App Purchases are restorable. To restore previously purchased content tap ‘Restore’ button on the upper right in the In-App Store.
Favorite solar system app
This is a great app for viewing so much of the solar system. It's very easy to fly to different planets and their larger moons, and there's a lot of good info on them as well.
My favorite part has to be the time lapse. Watching the sun rise over the Earth from the space station is breathtaking!
Yes, it's. Few extra dollars to get more than the Saturn system, but some people need to stop complaining about not getting the world for free. Literally, in this case.
It's cool but if only there were more options
The graphics are cool, a lot of good detail on Saturn and its moons. But that's all that's available in the free version. Dissatisfied over the fact I can't even get down to Earth, the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, & Neptune in the solar system. I feel that these should be the bare minimum and that I shouldn't have spend a dollar to get them.
Great App for teaching my children about the solar system. Easy to navigate and graphics are beautiful.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jun 03, 2015
- Version: 2.3.3
- Size: 259 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © 2010-2012 Vito Technology
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- Full Version$2.99
- High Resolution Bundle$1.99
- Unlock Full Version With All Additional Content$7.99
- Missions Bundle$2.99
- Movies Bundle$2.99
- All Additional Content - Sale$4.99
- Satellites Bundle$0.99
- Earth HD$0.99
- Size Comparison$0.99
- Launch of Hubble$0.99