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Solar System Explorer
Neil Burlock
Solar System Explorer
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$1.99
Grades: 4 to 12
Downloads: 1,000-5,000
Num. Ratings: 73

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Description

Solar System Explorer will take you on an interactive 3D trip through our solar system. Featuring more than 35 planets, moons, asteroids and the spacecraft that have visited them, you'll have a chance to see a different side of our little corner of the galaxy!

This full edition delivers all the planets and major moons of our Solar System in glorious HD with extra effects and a special tablet mode, so it will look great on all devices, large or small.

Solar System Explorer also features detailed models of past present and future robotic explorers, such as Cassini which is currently half way through a 20 year mission to study the Saturnian system.

Surface images of the planets have been re-constructed from photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft. Because few probes have been to the outer solar system, a number of moons have only been photographed from one side, so the missing details have been estimated based on what is visible.

Orbital positions and speeds have been adjusted to make it easier to navigate the Solar System and see the planetary motion at human speeds.

Interesting facts about each of the places you visit in the solar system, and the spacecraft you see are available at the touch of a button.

Statistics are calculated relative to the Earth where ever possible because for most people, big numbers mean little.

There may only officially be eight planets now, but because Pluto is larger than 200KM in radius, it is included for your viewing pleasure.


* Please report problems at apps.burlock.org or email at apps@burlock.org. I can't help you here because Google won't let developers contact users who make comments.

* This app supports ICS, but custom ROMs are not supported. If you install a non-standard ROM and have a problem, then contact the ROM developer and report the bug so they can fix it.


Robotic spacecraft: NASA Voyager, Dawn, Juno, Cassini

Planets, moons and asteroids:
Sol/The Sun
Venus
Earth: Luna/the Moon
Mars: Deimos, Phobos
Asteroids: Ceres, Vesta
Jupiter: Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io
Saturn: Mimas, Tethys, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus
Uranus: Miranda, Umbriel, Ariel, Oberon, Titania
Neptue: Triton, Proteus
Pluto: Charon

Recent changes:
* Please report problems at apps.burlock.org or email at apps@burlock.org. I can't help you here because Google won't let developers contact users who make comments.

V2.4.1
Controllable simulation speed
Can now specify simulation date
Improved simulation accuracy
Numerous bug fixes and improvements
Minor fix for recent Motorola phones

V2.3.5
Jupiter fact fix
Improved galaxy background
Option saving tweak

V2.3.1
Fixed crash affecting some Tegra-2 tabs when Detailed Planets was enabled

Content rating: Everyone
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by Bill
- 03/25/2012
Nice app. Good infoPlanet info well written

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by Paul
- 03/25/2012
Samsung Galaxy Epic TouchExcellent application! Very educational & user friendly.

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by Trisha
- 03/21/2012
NiceKeep up the Good work. Tuamotu

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by Gilbert
- 03/21/2012
Really good ...... and very usable.

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by Che
- 03/19/2012
Simple & powerfulThis is the best learning app so far on the android market.

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by Dave
- 03/17/2012
Excellent AppThis app has simplified explaining the solar system to my Grandson. The animation is smooth and selections straightforward. Well worth the money. Grandad likes it too: -)

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by Matthew
- 03/15/2012
ICS failOK on my Droid charge, but can only be fully enjoyed on a large screen. Was epic on my a500 tab, but since I upgraded to ICS it does NOT work AT ALL. The app opens, an that's it. Nothing else.

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by James
- 03/14/2012
Sweet!Awesome app

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by Dean
- 03/14/2012
Razr xt 910Works smoothly ,however the probes appear to not display.Textures are good ; would like to see more detail though,if poss.. Everyone should own this if only to remind ourselves ,how small our place in the scheme of things really is

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by Jeff
- 03/12/2012
Great appApp works fantastic on my Samsung GS2, but only A500 tab, it doesn't recognize my touch. Otherwise super detailed. Great app