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Solar System Explorer

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 5+.

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!

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 5+.

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.

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

Robotic spacecraft: NASA Voyager, Dawn, Juno, Cassini, New Horizons, Pioneer

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

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043928306
  • Publisher: Burlock IT
  • Publication date: 10/24/2012
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 2.5.1
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 23 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Sales rank: 218,677
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: apps.burlock.org
    • Email: apps@burlock.org

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Wonderful

    A great overview of our solar system. The graphics are well done. Just enough information for all age groups. It is a great learning tool for all ages. Kudos to the creators!!!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Grrrrrrr

    I cant get it to un archive not worth 1 buck

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Anonymous

    It is a very nice app, but it wasn't every thing I thoight it would be, but still very nice and easy to use

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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