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Solar Walk for Android is a stunning 3D stroll through planets, stars and the vast depths of space

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Solar Walk for Android is a stunning 3D stroll through planets, stars and the vast depths of space
Want to go on a ride around the Solar system? Solar Walk, an immersive 3D model of the solar system, takes you on a journey through every planet and satellite of our Solar system, as well as of the Milky Way galaxy. The app, long available on iOS, has just arrived on Android, with all the bells and whistles of its impressive visuals and cosmic soundtrack. It even support Immersive Mode (gets rid of on-screen buttons so that the whole screen is used by the app).

In its essence, Solar Walk is an education app telling you about spacetime, with close-ups of planets, their trajectories mapped and their stories told.

Solar Walk has a free and paid version, but the free one is more like a demo - it shows you one planet with its satellites, but not much more. In the paid app, you get to see the whole Solar system, and as you stroll around our corner of the universe (or multiverse?), each planet is aligned correctly to the Sun, in accordance to the current time and date. Plus, you can even specify a time in the past or future, and use the app as a time machine, seeing what the world looked like then.

All in all, if the one weekly episode of the Cosmos TV series with Neil deGrasse Tyson and his ship of imagination is not enough, Solar Walk is an excellent companion to your virtual space explorations.


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posted on 21 Apr 2014, 07:36

1. wildhammer (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


Interesting!

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 08:09

2. DCSeerIvan (Posts: 35; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Nice so I can move to mars :)

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 09:52

3. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 633; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Super cool man

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:42

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 11135; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've had this on my iPad for awhile, glad it's on android now. This is a great app.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:28

5. Sauce (unregistered)


So stunning on the iPad. Time to repurchase for my Note, sadly.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 12:52

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 11135; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I did a few minutes ago. This app actually gives me a chill, from time to time. Super vivid.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 14:18

7. Sauce (unregistered)


Tell me about it, same here haha. Here is another awesome app regarding the sky and solar system. TOTALLY worth the 2 bucks.

Idk if it is on the Play Store (phones at home) but I just bought it off the App Store. It's awesome!

Sky Guide (5 stars / 500 reviews )

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 16:53

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11135; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Just getting home from the gym bro, thanx for the info. I'll check it out in a sec, astrology rocks. I'm fascinated with the gas giants.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 04:13

9. sriuslywtf (Posts: 239; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


How the F did they know how MARS look from the innards?

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