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Description

The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background. This app has been developed and is maintained by a professional astronomer.

Main features:

* 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 other local galaxies and galaxy clusters as well as 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.

Send comments, questions and suggestions to the developer at exoplanet@hanno-rein.de

You can also follow exoplanet announcements and updates on Twitter and Facebook:
http://twitter.com/ExoplanetApp
http://facebook.com/ExoplanetApp

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Aug 28, 2009 (over 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Jan 29
2018
(Current)
Version 17.1.0

- Enhanced Milky Way model
- Optional Gaia add-on which shows stars from the data release 1 (Gaia DR1 TGAS)
- Optimized for iPhone X

Jan 15
2018
Version 17.0.0

Behind the scenes changes to allow for future updates. Also:
- Link to write a review for the app has been fixed.
- Removed all ads from the app.
- Fixed weblinks for each planet.
- Fixed contributions for each planet.
- raw data viewer fixed

Nov 22
2016
Version 16.0.3

- Fixes a bug that prevents the Solar System to show up.

Oct 31
2016
Version 16.0.2

- Fixes a bug that might result in a crash when using "Find system in Milky Way".
- Various other bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 14
2016
Version 16.0.1

- Fixes a bug that prevents the Solar System from being rendered in the Milky Way.
- Fixes a bug that causes the calibration screen popping up too often.

Apr 09
2016
Version 16.0.0

- Bug fixes.
- Improved Milky Way visualization showing more stars.
- Japanese language corrections thanks to Eiichiro Kokubo.

Sep 16
2015
Version 15.1.2

- Updated Pluto and Charon textures with images taken by the New Horizons Spacecraft.
- Optimized for native screen size of iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus.
- Planets labelled as "new" will always appear on top of the database list.
- Many bug fixes.

Feb 16
2015
Version 15.0.1

Fixes a bug that might cause the app to crash on startup.

Feb 10
2015
Version 15.0

- The app now includes images of near and far galaxies from the Hubble Space telescope and other observatories. This allows you to explore our extra-galactic neighbourhood in even more detail. Just zoom out in the Milky Way (requires add-on) and enjoy the stunning views!
- Significant performance and memory usage improvements
- Planet icons take now into account the radius if the mass is not known
- Minor bug fixes

Dec 10
2014
Version 14.3

- Smooth orbits for planets, moons and stars in the Milky Way visualization
- Performance and responsiveness improved
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

Nov 05
2014
Version 14.2

- Added 3D model of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a comet visited by the Rosetta Spacecraft.
- Smoother lines for spacecraft trajectories.
- Reduced memory footprint.
- Fixes bug that caused the app to crash for users still running iOS 6.

Oct 17
2014
Version 14.1

Version 14.0:
Optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. New Exoplanet widget added.

Version 14.1:
Bug fix related to Philips Hue.

Oct 06
2014
Version 14.0

Optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. New Exoplanet widget added.

Jun 29
2014
Version 13.2

Various minor improvements.

Mar 11
2014
Version 13.1

* Option added to hide all buttons in visualizations (under "About/Add-ons"). Note that you will have to memorize the position of the buttons before you hide them!

* Minor bug fixes.

New in 13.0:

* Improved Earth Model
The model of the Earth now includes an atmosphere shader and new multi-channel textures of clouds, land, ocean and city lights.

* Virtual Reality
The virtual reality mode has been improved with a live day/night map. Click on the VR button in the Milky Way to fly home from anywhere in the universe.

* Celestial coordinate systems
The virtual reality mode allows you now to turn on a horizontal and equatorial coordinate system.

* Many other improvements including several bug fixes

Feb 20
2014
Version 13.0

* Improved Earth Model
The model of the Earth now includes an atmosphere shader and new multi-channel textures of clouds, land, ocean and city lights.

* Virtual Reality
The virtual reality mode has been improved with a live day/night map. Click on the VR button in the Milky Way to fly home from anywhere in the universe.

* Celestial coordinate systems
The virtual reality mode allows you now to turn on a horizontal and equatorial coordinate system.

* Many other improvements including several bug fixes

Nov 30
2013
Version 12.2

* Real time positions of Solar System planets added to the new Virtual Reality Feature in the Milky Way.

Hold up your iPhone/iPad against the night sky and recognize stars, Solar System planets and even exoplanets. Simply go to the Milky Way and zoom in to the Earth or press the VR (Virtual Reality) button on the bottom of the screen. This feature requires location services and a device with a compass and accelerometer.

Nov 26
2013
Version 12.1

* Virtual Reality Feature in Milky Way.
You can now zoom in even further and view your location on Earth. Hold up your iPhone/iPad against the night sky and recognize stars and constellations. Simply go to the Milky Way and zoom in to the Earth or press the VR (Virtual Reality) button on the bottom of the screen. This feature requires location services and a device with a compass and accelerometer.

* Several bugs in the Milky Way animations have been fixed.

* Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

Sep 25
2013
Version 12.0.2

Correlation diagram bug fixed.

Sep 13
2013
Version 12.0.1

12.0.1
- Fixes a bug in the description and trivia section.

12.0
- Redesigned user interface.
- Parallax effect (requires iPhone 4/iPad 2 or later).
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Sep 12
2013
Version 12.0

- Redesigned user interface.
- Parallax effect (requires iPhone 4/iPad 2 or later).
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Aug 08
2013
Version 11.0

* Major moons in the Solar System added.

You can now visit many moons in the Milky Way. So far, we have only detected moons in our own Solar System. However, you will be the first to know when the first exo-moon is found. To view the moons you need to enable the "Asteroids and Moons add-on". If you have previously bought the asteroids add-on, the moons come for free.

* Rendering performance increased.

* Higher resolution planet textures added.

* Bugs fixed.

Jun 28
2013
Version 10.5

- Planets marked as favorites are now highlighted in the Milky Way.
- When traveling through the Milky Way the distance from the last location is shown.
- The orbit of the selected asteroid is shown (required the asteroids add-on).
- Bug fixes.

Jun 24
2013
Version 10.4

Display over 10000 asteroids in the Solar System (requires add-on).

Jun 12
2013
Version 10.3

* Added sharing of news items via twitter/facebook/e-mail.
* New unit for stellar age.
* Improved readability of links.

May 30
2013
Version 10.2

* The app can now predict future transit times for exoplanets!
* Added stellar age parameter.

May 28
2013
Version 10.1.1

Bug fixes.

May 21
2013
Version 10.1

* Contributors and bibliography: Find out where the data for each planet is coming from. See who has contributed to the Open Exoplanet Catalogue and find links to scientific publications, press releases and websites. Simply go to a planet's detail page, scroll down and click on "Contributors and bibliography".

* You can now access the raw XML data for each planet. If you find a typo or error, modify the XML file and submit your changes from your iPhone/iPad. Once reviewed, they will appear in the planet database, seen by millions of people. If you want, your name will be attributed appropriately.

* Scientific numbers show the right number of significant digits.

* Minor performance increases.

* Minor bug fixes.

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