The mysteries of the universe have always fascinated human beings from time immemorial and technology in this 21st century has empowered you to closely watch and explore the universe like never before.
Now, you need not be one of the privileged few to go on world tour or wealthy enough to be space tourists on board Sir Richard Branson?s enviable spacecraft. We introduce to you some of the fabulous 3D apps available at your very own iTunes App Store for your iPhone and iPad.
While Geo Walk HD – 3D World Fact Book promises to take them on a fascinating journey across the globe. Available for download at $2.99.
SkyORB is more than just a star-gazers handbook – it offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, and much more. And above all it is ‘free’ downloadable.
But, what for sure will leave you awestruck is Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model app. Developed by Vito Technology Inc. this revolutionary app is optimized for the new iPad and is in fact the first app on the AppStore with real 3D TV Support.
Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model app has been featured by Apple as Best Apps of 2010 and Best Apps of 2011. And the new updated Version 1.9.4 promises to be bigger and better than ever before. And the best part about this app is that you can do without any internet connection that makes it accessible anywhere and anytime.
The Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model ? An Introductory walkthrough
Most of you have made 3D models of the solar system sometime or the other during the course of your education and a space trip simulation ride have always been one of the most preferred ride in an amusement park for the young and the old. But this app can let you experience it all anywhere, anytime courtesy The Solar Walk app.
It is unarguably one of the most time-sensitive accurate information-packed interactive models of the Solar system and the Milky Way galaxy seen in recent times ? with amazing graphics and an awesome fast forwarding time interface.
Interestingly, the Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model takes you on a never-before fascinating journey as you navigate through space and time, – see all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration and much more.
The Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model: Features at a Glance
- GALAXY view, which allows you to zoom out and view the whole galaxy option.
- TIME MACHINE that allows you to set any date you want including even minutes and take a travel through space and time.
- MOVIES take you on an explanatory movie collection about the Earth?s phenomena.
- SATELLITES offer you real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth’s satellites.
- GEOGRAPHY that introduces you to names of the biggest cities of the Earth, as well as sights of the Moon, Mars and Venus.
- INFO about all planets including generic info to names, mass , radius, distance to the sun, internal structure with detailed picture and science missions.
- MOONS of DIFFERENT PLANETS: Select any planet and observe how many moons they have and their track around the planet. You can again focus to learn more about a certain moon by just selecting it.
- MIRRORING allows you to wirelessly mirror the screen to an Apple TV 2.
What’s New in: The Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model Version 1.9.4
- Added a new movie about the Cassini mission
- Added a dwarf planet – Charon
- Added a star ?R leporis? to the search
- Settings have been localized
- Optimized precision of orbits? calculation for the moons of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune
- Improved animation for the Sun and new images of planets and moons
- Changed the Hyperion model – Sound On/Off option
- Minor interface tweaks connected with fonts and inscriptions
- The blur effect of the Earth has been improved
- The revolution of Neptune and Pluto satellites has been fixed
- Fixed the name of Olympus Mons crater on Mars
- Fixed planet internal structure
- Fixed bugs connected with the satellites trajectories and the Nereid trajectory
Have a look at this video below for a better insight as to what to expect from the Solar Walk – 3D Solar System:
You can even see detailed 3D models of the most interesting man-made satellites. So, what are you waiting for? Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience and zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy! And what makes the app all the more enthralling in the iPad version is its breathtaking graphics and beautiful color.
You can download The Solar Walk – 3D Solar System model app from the iTunes App Store for $2.99. And do let us know your experiences using 3D apps.