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Explore the solar system. The app includes stunning detail of planetary atmospheres, solar flares, auroras, and asteroid belts.
Explore the solar system.
In Real Time. You’re able to travel around the solar system with swipes and zoom in using common gestures. Zooming in will slow time down to a crawl while zooming out will send it speeding into the future. You’re also able to jump to a specific date in time to view how the planets align.
What is it about?
Solar Walk 2, like its predecessor Solar Walk, provides a beautiful view of the objects in outer space. You can check out the calendar to see how the planets have already and will move in the future. The calendar also includes missions and explorations such as New Horizons. Enjoy the collection of simulations and fly through the solar system with this visually amazing tool.
For those who...
- Enjoy learning about the solar system
- Like interactive apps for space exploration
Not for those who...
- Prefer to just learn about stars and constellations
- Would rather use their current solar system app
Why we love it
Solar Walk 2 takes you on an awesome journey through space. Get information on the planets, missions, comets, and other celestial bodies.
Solar Walk 2 is $2.99 but there are more add-ons
Unlimited Premium Access
Unlimited Premium Access for SLW1 users
Premium Access Unlimited with discount
1 month Premium Access
1 year Premium Access
3 months Premium Access
6 months Premium Access
App Store Description
The all-new Solar Walk 2 is a powerful educational tool at the edge of graphic technology. Solar Walk 2 offers an interactive encyclopedia of the solar system seen as never before. Based on real physics and latest photographic data, Solar Walk 2 comes to life with stunning visual effects of planetary atmospheres, solar flares, auroras and asteroid belts to give the space depth and feel that hadn’t yet been possible on a mobile device.
***This is a universal app for tvOS and iOS. Optimized for iPad Pro. ***
NEW IN SOLAR WALK 2
The life of the solar system is presented as a series of events: celestial (solar eclipses, conjunctions, etc.) and man-made missions. The user can see experience the progress of space exploration and see how the planets moved at the time and how they are going to move in the near future.
You will see Sputnik fly over the Earth and martian rovers moving on the red planet. Every notable event of every mission is in the calendar for you to explore, including the latest discoveries from New Horizons of Pluto and Curiosity on Mars.
Planets move just as they do in real life. You can view a solar eclipse from space as a shadow crossing the Earth and see exactly what regions it covers at what times for each and every eclipse of the covered range.
Solar Walk 2 can be enjoyed using with sounds, put on the headphones and dive into the outer Space moving from one planet to another, get acquainted with the missions exploring the other worlds.
We collected the highest resolution textures available to human race to date and integrated them beautifully, specifically for retina displays. Photos acquired during the latest mission to Pluto are already in the app, making it the most fresh and up-to-date space simulator.
More than two thousand of the brightest stars, 21 asteroids, 10 comets, 8 planets and more are in their correct relative positions for any given date and time. And the list is growing! We’re eager to add new dwarf planets, missions and more!
How is it different from Solar Walk 1?
Solar Walk 2 has all-new graphics, interface and updated planetary textures. Your exploration of the solar system in Solar Walk 2 is guided by a carefully hand picked calendar, a collection of simulations of celestial events with stunning visuals. You can still fly around the solar system and explore it on your own, like in Solar Walk 1, but now you have a comprehensive tour guide at your disposal.
Apple Watch App:
A quick quiz lets you know how good you’re at astronomy. If the results are pretty poor you can start exploring the Solar System using handoff function: a small icon of the Solar Walk 2 app will appear on the lock screen of your device, slide it up and enjoy your outer space journey.
Unlock Premium access to history of human space exploration and man-made satellites. Travel with Voyager 1, see how gravity assists helped Cassini get to the outer edges of the solar system, and explore Hubble as if you were right next to it.
- 100+ spectacular 3D models of important space missions and satellites
- Objects of the extended solar system: dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets
- History of space exploration in Calendar
- Content updates as new missions are launched
Note: Solar Walk™ users with the app installed on device get unlimited access at 50% off.