Solar System Explorer HD

Solar System Explorer HD


Soar into space and visit dozens of planets, moons and asteroids on an exciting journey through our solar system. High definition graphics and atmospheric music will make you feel like you are there!

Features:
★ HD graphics and awesome music and sound effects
★ Easy to use and intuitive controls
★ Detailed information about dozens of planets and moons
★ Images based on real photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft
★ Ideal educational introduction to the solar system for kids
★ An atmospheric experience in the vacuum of space!

Easy to use controls make navigation a breeze. A simple tap will send you soaring into the outer reaches of deep space. Another tap will return you safely home to Earth.

There’s lots to see and do. In addition to beautiful graphics, Solar System Explorer also includes a great deal of information about the planetary systems you’ll visit. Learning has never been so enjoyable!

Become the pilot. With the new free-flight option, you can take direct control and fly the spaceship yourself. Accompanied by a rumbling engine, you’ll be swooping through the asteroid belt, diving through the gas giant Saturn’s rings and surfing the upper atmosphere of planets. It’s the next best thing to a space walk!

The 3D models in this app are based on photos taken by NASA spacecraft and both space-based and ground based telescopes. Because some of the moons around the gas giants have only been visited once or twice, we may have partially complete images. Missing surface detail for these moons is estimated from what can be seen.

In this solar system simulator, visit the brilliant blue-green planet Uranus, knocked onto its side by a massive collision. See the proto-planet Ceres which makes up one third of the mass of the asteroid belt. Travel to Neptune's moon Triton which orbits in the opposite direction to its other moon, Proteus. Take in the sights of the Jupiter's heavily scarred moon Callisto, its surface pockmarked by countless impact craters.

Places to visit in the Solar System Explorer orrery:
The Sun, otherwise known as Sol
Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
Gas giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Moons: Luna, Deimos and Phobos, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io, Mimas, Tethys, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus, Miranda, Umbriel, Ariel, Oberon, Titania, Triton, Proteus, Charon
Dwarf planets: Ceres and Vesta
The former planet Pluto
Also, catch up to NASA's Voyager probe on its lonely journey into the cosmos

Solar System Explorer: the 3D solar system simulator for pocket astronomers!

Download the old Solar Explorer Lite at http://apps.burlock.org/solar-explorer-hd-can-download-lite/

Recent changes:
V2.6.16
Added more languages
Bug fixes

V2.6.15
Added support for Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese
Bug fixes

V2.6.14
Added subtle "space dust" effect which is visible when flying around
Fix for the app sometimes getting stuck when used offline
Misc. bug fixes

V2.6.13
Fixed options menu

V2.6.11
Bug fixes for the sun in free flight mode
Planet structure fix

V2.6.10
New free flight mode
Sound effects
Bug fixes

V2.6.9
gimbal lock fix
UI improvements
Latest news section
bug fixes
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About Solar System Explorer HD
Soar into space and visit dozens of planets, moons and asteroids on an exciting journey through our solar system. High definition graphics and atmospheric music will make you feel like you are there!

Features:
★ HD graphics and awesome music and sound effects
★ Easy to use and intuitive controls
★ Detailed information about dozens of planets and moons
★ Images based on real photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft
★ Ideal educational introduction to the solar system for kids
★ An atmospheric experience in the vacuum of space!

Easy to use controls make navigation a breeze. A simple tap will send you soaring into the outer reaches of deep space. Another tap will return you safely home to Earth.

There’s lots to see and do. In addition to beautiful graphics, Solar System Explorer also includes a great deal of information about the planetary systems you’ll visit. Learning has never been so enjoyable!

Become the pilot. With the new free-flight option, you can take direct control and fly the spaceship yourself. Accompanied by a rumbling engine, you’ll be swooping through the asteroid belt, diving through the gas giant Saturn’s rings and surfing the upper atmosphere of planets. It’s the next best thing to a space walk!

The 3D models in this app are based on photos taken by NASA spacecraft and both space-based and ground based telescopes. Because some of the moons around the gas giants have only been visited once or twice, we may have partially complete images. Missing surface detail for these moons is estimated from what can be seen.

In this solar system simulator, visit the brilliant blue-green planet Uranus, knocked onto its side by a massive collision. See the proto-planet Ceres which makes up one third of the mass of the asteroid belt. Travel to Neptune's moon Triton which orbits in the opposite direction to its other moon, Proteus. Take in the sights of the Jupiter's heavily scarred moon Callisto, its surface pockmarked by countless impact craters.

Places to visit in the Solar System Explorer orrery:
The Sun, otherwise known as Sol
Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
Gas giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Moons: Luna, Deimos and Phobos, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io, Mimas, Tethys, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus, Miranda, Umbriel, Ariel, Oberon, Titania, Triton, Proteus, Charon
Dwarf planets: Ceres and Vesta
The former planet Pluto
Also, catch up to NASA's Voyager probe on its lonely journey into the cosmos

Solar System Explorer: the 3D solar system simulator for pocket astronomers!

Download the old Solar Explorer Lite at http://apps.burlock.org/solar-explorer-hd-can-download-lite/

Recent changes:
V2.6.16
Added more languages
Bug fixes

V2.6.15
Added support for Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese
Bug fixes

V2.6.14
Added subtle "space dust" effect which is visible when flying around
Fix for the app sometimes getting stuck when used offline
Misc. bug fixes

V2.6.13
Fixed options menu

V2.6.11
Bug fixes for the sun in free flight mode
Planet structure fix

V2.6.10
New free flight mode
Sound effects
Bug fixes

V2.6.9
gimbal lock fix
UI improvements
Latest news section
bug fixes

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A Google User
Tuesday 8:46 PM
Prime The day that the solar system I amazing
A Google User
Tuesday 3:54 AM
speechless
A Google User
Monday 10:52 PM
Good job
A Google User
Monday 9:33 PM
A True Grand Tour. Superb graphics and great information. I especially enjoy not just flying to objects, but being able to explore around them as well. As my grandfather used to say as the family let him out of the car, "Thanks for the buggy ride."
A Google User
4 days ago
Fun! Very cool app. Great graphics and a ton of information. Love it !!