The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets (planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System). It is updated within hours whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the surface of the Earth to the Milky Way and the cosmic microwave background. The app has been developed and is maintained by a professional astronomer. And, it's free!
Interactive visualisations and animations.
Physical properties of all detected exoplanets and their host stars, updated on a daily basis.
Stunning 3D model of our Milky Way showing the location of all known exoplanets. You can zoom into any planetary system, explore how the night sky and the constellations look from the surface of other planets, or zoom out and see local galaxy clusters and the cosmic microwave background.
Visualisations of exoplanet orbits and the habitable zone.
Push notifications are sent out whenever a new planet is discovered.
Augmented reality sky map: point the phone towards the sky to find an exoplanet!
Interactive multi-touch correlation plots.
Extensive background information on exoplanets and detection methods.
Full support of planets in binary, triple, quadruple systems and orphan planets.
Real-time ray tracing on the GPU.
Experimental support for Philips hue (changes the color of the light bulbs according to the temperature of the currently selected star).
Includes alternative identifiers from Uwingu.
I had no idea
Exoplanet is like the ultimate reality check. Shows you just how small and insignificant we really are. Mind = blown! (February 18, 2014)
Very good app that has everything from information, zooming out into space and even size comparisons. Brilliant job on this wonderful app (February 13, 2014)
The most amazing thing ever
You have the whole milkyway galaxy at your finger tips, that is just insane :D (February 13, 2014)
This is the first app I've been inspired enough to review. This does a beautiful job conveying real, up to date scientific information at a variety of levels. It's beautifully done, and the radial velocity and transit animations are particularly impressive. I'm amazed at all the work that went into this, and it's free. (11 October 2010)
Fascinating and well designed app. (10 October 2010)
Apps like this are what make the iThing great. A small app that gives you vast amounts of information on a subject most of us wouldn't normally bother to learn about. Getting push notifications when they discover a new planet is incredibly exciting. Seeing the total of known planets increase every time I open the app is surprisingly thrilling. This app connects you to those discoveries. It's made by an enthusiast, not a professional app developer, and you can see this enthusiasm in it. The presentation is excellent and constantly improving; the developer really makes an effort. The spinning globes are especially striking. In short, here's an app that shows why iPhones and the like are more than shiny toys; they can connect you to the wider universe and show you new wonders in an easy and intimate way. Thank you! (15 October 2010)
A brilliant app and getting better with every update. (8 October 2010)