Pocket Planets

4.7
761 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Pocket Planets is the most comprehensive 3D Solar System Simulator in the Google Play Store.
With accurate scale representation of the Sun, Planets, Moons, Asteroids, Dwarfs and detailed information to the celestial objects.
Use it as educational software for your kids, or regardless if you are a beginner or advanced astronomer, this App brings you closer to the planets than any telescope.
Working great on smartphones and tablets.

Discover...
★ the Sun, the bright shining star in the center of our Solar System
Mercury, the fastest planet orbiting around our Sun
Venus, its greenhouse effect produces a surface temperature that would melt lead
Earth, the blue oasis and only place filled with life
Mars, inspiration for many SciFi films and books
Jupiter, the giant, guardian and protector in our neighborhood
Saturn, with rings of unique beauty and elegance
Uranus, which rolls over its orbit like a bowling ball
Neptune, the outermost recognized planet
Pluto, one of a new category of dwarf planets

But these are not all objects of this simulator, because so far you do not know Orcus, Varuna, Ceres, Pallas, Haumea and all the other asteroids and dwarf planets. Not to mention Sedna whose orbit is still speculative to science.

Nearly 200 objects are included, but not as static images, rather as living objects in a living universe. Enjoy the Solar System in realtime, in the future or past.

Bring the cosmos to life with an innovative timeslider. Let time take its course, how fast depends on the scale factor of the timeslider. A wipe with your finger and the simulator comes to life.

For a more exiting viewing experience various camera modes are available. Attach the camera to a planet or place it at a fixed location in space and let the celestial bodies pass by, in portrait or landscape mode, whatever you prefer.

And that's still not all. A built in encyclopedia gives you useful information about each object of the simulation, extracted from Wikipedia.

Don't miss this unique viewing experience, there is no easier way to explore the wonderful world beyond our planet.
And if you ever feel "Lost in Space", don't worry, because it's just a simulation.

Features:
★ Super smooth UI
★ Nearly 200 simulation objects
★ Simulation of real celestial body distances and dimensions
★ Adjustable simulator time with an innovative timeslider
★ Flexible camera system for a unique viewing experience
★ Portrait and landscape mode
★ Many HD textures, some of original recordings (NASA Voyager, Cassini spacecraft)
★ Many preference options
★ Ephemeris data based on NASA Horizons system
★ Orbit calculations with modified Kepler algorithms
★ Encyclopedia function, the most important information from Wikipedia

Please try Pocket Planets Lite before buying this full version to ensure device compatibility.

If you have any problems please don't hesitate to contact me via email because this is the only way I can help you, thank you.
Updated on
Dec 11, 2014

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Ratings and reviews

4.7
761 reviews
James Albury
September 16, 2019
The app controls are not compatible with modern Tablets/smartphones. It seems like the developer stopped updating it after 2014. Where are you? Help us!
13 people found this review helpful
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NM Wordsworth
July 30, 2016
Worked brilliantly on Galaxy S4; but when I upgraded to S7 Edge, this app lost all functionality. As the previous reviewer says, the controls are missing (apart from the time slider). Nothing can be selected -- therefore the only planet which can be viewed is Earth itself!
30 people found this review helpful
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James Hansford
September 4, 2015
I have seen quite a few various types of astronomy and planetarium apps and none of them come anywhere close to the visually breathtaking and absolutely realistic representation of our solar system as presented in this app! The close up views of the planets are mesmerizing! This app deserves 10 stars and many awards! My compliments to Bruno and all who may have been involved in its creation!
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★ Turkish translation