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Solar System Explorer 3D
3.7 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

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Latest updates

What's new in this version
  • Bug fixes

Product features

  • HD graphics and awesome music and sound effects
  • Easy to use and intuitive controls
  • Detailed information about the planets you will visit
  • Ideal educational introduction for kids
  • Fly through the solar system in free flight mode

Product description

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

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, the Solar System Explorer app also includes a great deal of information about the planetary systems you’ll visit. Learning has never been so enjoyable!

With the new free-flight option, you can take direct control and fly the spaceship yourself and become the pilot. 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 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 objects is estimated from what can be seen.

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

Places to visit in this solar system orrery:
The Sun, otherwise known as Sol
Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
Gas giant: 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: Ceres, Vesta and Pluto
Spacecraft 3D: NASA's Voyager

This is the 3D simulator for pocket astronomers!

Technical details

Size: 42.7MB
Version: 2.7.8
Developed By: Burlock IT Pty Ltd ( Privacy Policy )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Open network sockets
  • Read from external storage
  • Read only access to device state
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Write to external storage
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good ๐Ÿ‘
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fine for a casual user
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