Cosmic Atlas: Explore the Universe of Exoplanets

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2.8
29 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Visit 2,550+ lifelike exoplanets and navigate 180 trillion square light years of the universe beyond our solar system. Featuring 6 modes of interstellar travel and examination, Cosmic Atlas is an open-world space exploration app for those who look up at the night sky and wonder what we may find in the infinite frontier of the universe.

The free preview version includes the solar system and our six favorite planetary systems so you can explore 50+ stunning planets, moons, and dwarf planets. Some features like the Database and top flight speeds require the premium upgrade.

PREMIUM FEATURES

• 120,000+ unique stars individually colored to reflect their true appearance
• 2,500+ exoplanets with stunning 3D artist renderings based on real-world data
• Over 180 trillion square light years of the Milky Way ready to explore at it’s true scale
• Scientifically accurate star positions and luminosity to see the night sky from alien worlds
• Pilot Mode with first person flight controls and 5 speed levels
• Orbit Mode to easily navigate systems and rotate or zoom in to examine planets
• Navigator to find nearby systems and planets
• Database to browse and discover new exoplanets, planetary systems, and stars
• Search tool to easily find any planet, moon, or system in our database
• Data-rich information panel to learn about a given planet’s attributes, parent system, discovery method, and research program credited with its discovery
• Flagging feature to add stars and planets to your private favorites list
• Large collection of planets, moons, and dwarf planets to explore in our own Solar System


DATA SOURCES

Using the latest exoplanet data from programs by NASA and the European Space Agency, Cosmic Atlas is a true-to-scale 3D environment where users can freely explore our small section Milky Way galaxy and examine thousands of newly discovered stars and exoplanets.

The latest planetary system data is collected from a number of public research programs, including the University of Puerto Rico's Planetary Habitability Laboratory and the NASA Exoplanet Archive, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA under the Exoplanet Exploration Program.


ABOUT

Cosmic Atlas was built by two dreamers, space nerds, and longtime friends Dan and Max. What started as Dan’s passion project evolved into something much bigger and five years later, we’re excited to share our work with the world. We hope you enjoy using the app and we look forward to releasing more features that inspire your inner explorer and celebrate the incredible work of space research programs around the world.


INFO & SUPPORT

Visit our website thecosmicatlas.com to share feedback, contribute missing planetary data, and start or join a conversation in the forum: thecosmicatlas.com/forum
Updated on
Feb 18, 2022

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2.8
29 reviews
Herb Sturgis
March 26, 2022
App won't open, please fix or refund my money. (Edit) February 19 update fixed problem. As awesome as I thought it would be, great job! Update -app won't open, just goes to main screen. Please fix, great app.... When it works.
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Cosmic Atlas LLC
March 8, 2022
Thank you for the updated review and apologies for the issues. Glad you enjoy the app! We appreciate the feedback. Best, Dan & Max
Dominic Buck
May 19, 2020
I've been using the Solar System Scope app for a while now and really like it, it's an awesome app but this one picks up on what it lacks. I always wanted to explore the distant exoplanets and Cosmic Atlas delivers on that desire in a big way. With over 2,000 explorable planets ranging from hot and cold gas giants to hostile exoplanets and watery gems that resemble home. The textures for each of the planets are pretty unique, only reusing surfaces here and there. I highly recommend this app.
4 people found this review helpful
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Cosmic Atlas LLC
March 8, 2022
Thanks so much for the review! We found the same limitations with other apps and were inspired to make the app we'd love to use. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!
River
March 27, 2022
The game crashes as soon as i do anything. Pls fix!
2 people found this review helpful
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Cosmic Atlas LLC
March 8, 2022
We're always looking at ways to improve usability and would love to hear what you'd like to see if you don't mind sending a few notes at thecosmicatlas.com/contact. And thank you for the updated review! Ratings are critical to our success on Google Play. If you intended to update your star rating as well we would very much appreciate it. Thanks!

What's new

2.0 is the first of more big updates to come in 2022, starting with a new HDR rendering option!

HDR (High Dynamic Range) realistically simulates the vast difference in brightness between stars, planets and the night sky. Stars will glow and create lens flares, and the camera will adjust its sensitivity based on what is in front of it.

New settings menu to toggle HDR renderer on or off (more setting options coming soon!)