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Exoplanet app review: free and educational guide to exoplanets

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Introduction

Developed and regularly updated by a professional astronomer, Exoplanet is an app for the iPhone and iPad which will help you learn all about the known exoplanets which exist beyond our solar system.

Along with this information, the app also provides users with a beautiful 3D model of the Milky Way which will show you exactly where these exoplanets are located. This is an interactive model and is constantly updated with the latest confirmed discoveries.

The Exoplanet app is featured on our list of the Best stargazing apps for the iPad

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Exoplanet

Free

A Guide To Exoplanets

Exoplanet makes for a find addition to the Education section of the App Store, and to your iPhone or iPad. It can be downloaded at no cost and will take up just 48.9 MB of space, which is impressive considering its content.

This app brings you all the information you need to know regarding the planets outside of our Solar System. You'll find interactive visualizations of the exoplanets along with animations of their orbit as we know it.

Thanks to progressive technology, new exoplanets are being discovered regularly. You'll always be up to date as the developer makes it a point to update this app each time a new exoplanet is discovered, and you'll receive push notifications each time this happens.

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Realistic imagery
Realistic imagery

3D Interactive Model of the Milky Way

One of the most impressive features of this app is the 3D model of our Milky Way. It shows the entire galaxy and pinpoints to the current physical position of each exoplanets known to man. Users can get a real feel of all the planetary systems in our galaxy as they view the orbits and zoom into any one. What's more is that users can also check out the night sky from the surface of these exoplanets!

Just like many apps that show you our solar system's planets along with the stars and constellations of the night sky, this app endeavors to bring you detailed information on exoplanets. To this end, you can point your iPhone or iPad to the night sky and find out if exoplanets are located where you are looking. The app supports planets in star systems that have two, three, and four stars, and it also shows you orphan planets.

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Interactive animations
Interactive animations

Exoplanet

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Learn all about the exoplanets of our solar system in one place
  • Includes a model of the Milky Way along with the placements of each exoplanet
  • Zoom into planetary systems and check out the sky and constellations from their surface
  • Receive push notifications when new exoplanets are discovered
  • View the orbits of each exoplanet and their physical properties including their stars

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Learn about the exoplanets
Learn about the exoplanets

Final Words

Exoplanet is a very cool app that is a must-have on the iPhones and iPads of all astronomers, professional or otherwise. This is a highly informative and comprehensive app which I'd recommend to everyone who is in the market for such a utility

 

Exoplanet

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.