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By Q Continuum released on: 2009-02-23T02:15:15Z

A 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers.

★ Over 3 million downloads so far! ★

"2D Sky" shows sun, moon, constellations, planets
"3D Sky" adds constellation names, horizon, ecliptic
"Visibility" shows rise/set times, moon phase
"Visibility" pull-right for planet info, moon names
"Globe" shows 3D view of planets and the moon

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SkyView Free - Explore the Universe

By Terminal Eleven LLC released on: 2011-03-04T11:52:39Z

★ This App is FREE! ★

Works great on the iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPod Touch!

Notice: iOS 4.3 causes a blue focus box to momentarily appear. An update to this app has been submitted to remove this minor issue.

Where will the Sun rise and set today? Is there a Full Moon tonight? Where is the Big Dipper? What is the name of that bright star? What are some fun facts about these objects?

SkyView Free is a powerful and easy-to-use App that answers these questions and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover really neat things about these sky objects. SkyView Free is unique because it blends the camera view with incredible 3D graphics of the sky objects to provide a really neat Augmented Reality (AR) view of your sky.

SkyView Free helps you find stars, constellations, and satellites. Type the name of the object and then simply follow the arrow until it appears in the camera view. Discover neat facts about each of these objects.

SkyView Free Features (check out SkyView Premium for even more amazing features):

"u25cf Sky Paths
Select the Sun or the Moon and see its path through the sky for a 24 hour period. Move the camera along the path and see when and where the sky object will be compared to your horizon. It may even be below your feet.

"u25cf Change the Date and Time
Travel to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times! For example, use SkyView Free to see how the stars will align on interesting dates such as December 21st, 2012!

"u25cf Final NASA Space Shuttle Missions (Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis)
Use SkyView Free to witness history by viewing the final flights of the Space Shuttle Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis as they streak across the night sky.

"u25cf Amazing 3D Graphics
Surround yourself with beautiful, 3D graphics of the Sun, Moon, stars, constellations, Space Shuttle and the International Space Station as you point the camera to the sky.

"u25cf Stars and Constellations
Stargazing has never been so easy! Just aim and tap the screen to identify hundreds of stars in the night sky! Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out of the camera view.

"u25cf Satellites
View the International Space Station and the final Space Shuttle Missions! SkyView Free automatically retrieves current satellite orbital data (when available) so that your satellite viewing remains as accurate as possible!

"u25cf Search and Locate
Looking for the ISS? Trying to find the North Star? Want to witness a Space Shuttle flyby? Use the search feature to select an interesting object and then simply follow the arrow to find its location in the sky.

"u25cf Landscape Astronomy Mode
Rotate your iPhone or iPod Touch into landscape position to quickly transform SkyView Free into full screen astronomy mode to see real-time readouts of Right Ascension (RA), Declination (DEC), azimuth (AZ), and elevation (EL). Use the RA and DEC values to help set up your telescope.

"u25cf Compass and Horizon
SkyView Free displays convenient compass and horizon indicators right on the camera view! Simply point the camera down to see a compass or into the distance to view a horizon line. It's very easy to see when and in what direction a sky object will be visible!

"u25cf Lots of interesting facts
SkyView Free has lots of fun facts about our universe. Just touch the sky object and discover!

"u25cf Gyroscope Mode (iPhone 4 and iPod Touch only)
If you have an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch you can take advantage of the new gyroscope. Get incredibly smooth, responsive and precise camera views as you aim the camera all around!

"u25cf Augmented Reality (AR)
SkyView Free accurately blends and animates 3D images of the sky objects within the camera's view no matter what direction you are pointing.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your closest friends about our wonderful universe!

-Terminal Eleven

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Distant Suns (Lite): Astronomy for the rest of us

By First Light released on: 2009-02-23T03:03:48Z

Sporting a database of thousands of stars, nebula and galaxies, Distant Suns has earned the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy programs available for the most casual sky watcher and serious telescope jockey alike.
Features include:

"t"tBest tech support in this and parallel universes
"t"tThousands of pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand (but not nearly as scratchy)
"t"tRealistic ghostly band of the Milky Way
"t"tAll 88 constellations with articles on their mythology
"t"tAll 9 planets (yes, we feel that little Pluto got a bad rap so in the Distant Suns universe it is still a planet)
"t"tSun and Moon
"t"tGPS aware
"t"tWhat's Up? Gives a quick snapshot overview of where all of the important stuff is
"t"tEasy one-handed operation.
"t"tPoint and Identify mode reveals the hidden data for each of the stars, planets and deep-sky wonders
"t"tUp to date Planetary data
"tIM the author with astronomical questions. And he may answer if he's not napping. AIM Handle: lazyastronomer. Also on twitter at distantsuns.

What do the paid versions have that this doesn't?

Universal version so it runs on both the iPhone and iPad (Distant Suns 3 only)
The ability to change date/time and accelerate time to study the heavenly motions
Up to 300,000 stars, down to magnitude 10
Mythical figures for all constellations
The ability to fine tune the star's sizes and images from simple to stunning
Be able to filter out dimmer stars to match your local sky
Compass support for iPhone 3GS, 4 and the iPad. Just aim the phone at the sky and see what you're looking at.
Augmented Reality: displays the stars on top of your phones video image
Nightvision mode keeps your eyes dark-adapted when outside at night
Smoothly slews to each object when selected
Limits the current-event alert to one showing.
Additional landscape images
Third toolbar for ease of navigation
Extra in-depth data about each object

"The most beautiful computer program anywhere! Thanks!!" comment received on Twitter

The Universe just got, well...uh..."smaller."

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Space Images

By Jet Propulsion Laboratory released on: 2010-01-20T07:40:35Z

Stunning images of stars and planets -- including Earth! -- are at your fingertips with Space Images from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Get the latest images from spacecraft studying Mars, Saturn and the cosmos on your iPhone and iPod Touch.


* Rate images and check out which ones top the Favorites list.
* Email images to a friend or save to your iPhone.
* Search for images or browse by category.
* Click on links to get full image descriptions and resolutions.

For more information about this application, go to

You can find all images from NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory at

To learn more about JPL, visit .

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By Kevin Rye released on: 2009-05-20T02:05:36Z

Welcome to planetFacts!

"planetFacts" has a beautiful interactive user interface that makes learning about the Solar System fun!

"planetFacts" includes tons of facts for the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

In addition to an interactive view of the Solar System, "planetFacts" features "Scale View" and "Size View" maps of the Solar System that aim to give you a better grasp and sense of the overwhelming size of our Solar System.

"planetFacts" also features a built in Dictionary that defines over 40 terms that are used throughout the application.

"planetFacts" has the following facts for the planets in our Solar System:

- Designation
- How many moons
- When discovered
- Named After
- Diameter
- Mass
- Rotation Period
- Orbital Period
- Orbital Speed
- Distance from the Sun
- Light Time
- Astronomical Units (AU)
- Apparent Magnitude
- Surface Gravity
- Escape Velocity
- Temperature
- Composition
- Atmosphere
- Pressure
- Ices
- Aphelion/Apoapsis
- Perihelion/Periapsis
- Solar Day
- Rotation Direction
- Density

Units of measure are in English or Metric.
Temperature is in Fahrenheit/Kelvin or Celsius/Kelvin

If you enjoy "planetFacts" please also consider "planetFacts Plus". It comes with more planets, over 40 moons, the Asteroid Belt, the Scattered Disc, and more. Just search the app Store for "planetFacts Plus".

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Star Battalion FREE

By Gameloft released on: 2010-12-16T02:22:11Z

OPTIMIZED FOR iPHONE 4! High-definition graphics that fully utilize the iPhone 4 Retina display and new gyroscope controls make this the benchmark for space combat simulation that fans have been waiting for.

You are an ace star pilot fighting against the militaristic Royalists who usurped your leader and spread fear across the galaxy. Lead the Resistance in a high-intensity space simulation filled with fierce action.

Recruit your friends into the Resistance by playing Co-op Multiplayer online or locally via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth - a first for a 3D game on iPhone! You can also meet fellow ace pilots in the Game Center to team up for the campaign mode or compare scores.

The war between the Resistance and the Royalists will rage throughout space and across several planets, all presented in truly amazing HD graphics. You'll battle through a futuristic city, jungles, deserts and ice mountains.

Log into the Apple Game Center to unlock achievements for completing game challenges and performing amazing feats. You can also use gyroscope controls for a full 360"u00b0 of immersion as you pilot your ship into battle.

Jump inside the cockpit of 4 different starships, each with a unique arsenal of weapons and abilities suited to different missions and play styles. But you'll also face an equally staggering array of both small and massive enemy ships carrying devastating firepower and piloted by insidious foes.

Every mission offers a new challenge to overcome. Some will test your speed and reflexes, while others will require tactical thinking and cunning.

Dive into a deep storyline full of memorable characters, grand ambitions, epic conflicts and unexpected twists.

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Space Wallpapers HD - Cool Free Retina Wallpapers

By 8bit Factory released on: 2011-03-09T08:00:00Z

★★★ Get an out of this world experience with our Space Wallpapers app! Customize your device with the planets, stars, galaxies and more! ★★★

All images are HQ and in HD. We only include the best! See space like you've never seen it!

+ Hundreds of space images!
+ New images added daily!
+ Home and Lock screen previews so you never have to guess how images will look on your device.
+ Fast servers for smoother navigation and downloading.

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Vinmeen Lite

By KavyaSoft released on: 2010-03-26T10:26:30Z

An astronomy application for both amateurs and professionals. "Vinmeen" is the Tamil word for "star" and directly translates to "Fish in the sky". Vinmeen Lite is the "Lite" edition of the application "Vinmeen". Check on vinmeen for the full version.

Explore 904 Stars, the Planets and the Sun...

Vinmeen is a stargazing application. It is a simple and practical application which makes stargazing an easy and simple activity for amateur astronomers or just anybody who wants to explore the night sky. You need not understand Right ascension and Declinations to use this app. It is has also got enough features to help advanced stargazers

It makes use of the iPhone's built in GPS and accelerometers to guide the user. The current location is used to calculate the current celestial positions of stars, planets and deep sky objects. The accelerometer is used to guide the user to the object's position. Turn to the correct direction displayed and just tilt the phone to overlap the red and yellow arrows, and there it is! The selected object.


Auto Location : uses the GPS in the phone to get the Latitude and Longitude of the current location. This is essential for plotting the skies.

Tracking guide : uses elevation data which is determined by detecting the phone's inclination through the built in accelerometer. Helps in easy location

Tracker : displays a compass and an elevation gauge to show the azimuth and altitude of a selected celestial object in simple layman terms. The object selection is also simplified by providing "above the horizon" and "below the horizon" groupings

Sky View : displays a 3D planetarium view of the sky dome. The application uses OpenGL ES to render the sky. Just swipe your finger on the phone and see the dome rotating! Also auto elevation option will detect the angle of the phone and show the sky automatically at that location (altitude/elevation only).
Celestial Database This application tracks 904 stars with magnitude below 4.5 and the planets and the Sun. The full version tracks constellations and Messier objects.

Horizon Groupings : Whenever you need to select an object, the list displaying the objects is split into above and below horizon groupings to make it easier to select objects which will be visible at the given time

Download the full version for

+ Night Mode
+ Constellation and Deep sky object tracking
+ Constellation and DSO names in 3D sky view.
+ Accelerometer based viewing elevation control
+ Tilt controlled map movement

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PicHunt Space Explorer

By Jirbo, Inc. released on: 2009-11-19T04:55:46Z

ATTENTION JIRBO FANS: our mesmerizing new 3D fish game, Tap Reef, has launched for iPhone and iPad. Check out to download this gorgeous game!

*****Jirbo presents PicHunt Space Explorer for iPhone and iPod Touch!*****

Part of the Jirbo Social Gaming Network, with +30MM downloads and counting!

Yet another classic PicHunt game from Jirbo. This time, look at amazing outer space photos of rockets, stars, planets, and galaxies and try to pick out 5 differences between 2 seemingly identical photos

If you have a sense of adventure, yearned to float in outer space, or thought about flying to the moon for an afternoon, this is the game for you! Perfect for intrepid explorers of all ages

Utilizes the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch's unique multi-touch capabilities!

Just getting started? Tap a hint - you have three!

Amazing artwork done by Jirbo's professional graphic designers!

Professional music and sound effects!

Compete on the worldwide high scores list!

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Imagine the Scale Lite

By Herp Games released on: 2009-12-23T07:30:11Z

The full version of this app takes you on a fascinating journey through the relative size of things in our universe. You can fly from the dimension of one billion light years to the realm of the atom.

Experience the proportions of things many orders of magnitude away from what we commonly experience.

Starting from the size of everyday objects like a coffee bean, you can zoom in to the smallest molecules of the atomic universe and compare the size of each single item.
You can also take the different direction and zoom out to compare the size of stars and planets until you reach the end of the observable universe.

For each item you can display some short facts of interest.

This Lite version is restricted to 13 items.

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