Your iOS device is more than just a gaming or entertainment device. It could also help make you smarter. We have already covered a significant number of science-related apps here. These 7 apps help you explore the planets, our solar system, and new exoplanets on your device:
Solar Walk: provides you with a dynamic user experience. It has beautiful 3D models and covers moons of different planets. You will need a pair of cyan-red 3D glasses to use the 3D mode.
Planets for iPhone: a 3D guide to the solar system. It shows you how to locate planets in 2D and 3D and check their visibility.
SkyView: allows you to explore the universe on your phone. It has 3D graphics and shows what you are looking at. This augmented reality app covers a ton of interesting facts too.
Luminos: one of the best astronomy apps we have tested. It has over 2.5m stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, and objects. Luminos covers more than 14,000 surface feature labels covering the planets and moons.
Distant Suns: an award winning application with augmented reality technology. It covers all 8 planets and over 300k objects. The app is GPS aware and has planetary data.
Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe: offers you a 3D tour of the Universe with Professor Brian Cox. It might teach you a thing or two about our universe with its 3D models, interactive articles, and high resolution graphics.
Exoplanet: scientists are finding new exoplanets all the time. This application provides you with properties of all detected exoplanets and their host stars. It covers background information and detection methods.
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