PRLog - Jan. 30, 2013 - PRINCETON, N.J. -- As of today, 860 planets have been found beyond our own Solar System. The recently updated Exoplanet App keeps users informed about the latest discoveries in this exciting field. It includes a breathtaking model of the Milky Way filled with real scientific data. Animations and illustrations are available for every single planetary system that the human race has found so far. They show the relative size of objects and their discovery method. The database is updated on a daily basis and users receive a push notification when a new planetary system has been found.
Screenshot of the Exoplanet App
The app has been developed by a professional astronomer. It is available for free on the iOS AppStore at https://itunes.apple.com/
* 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.