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Solar Walk for iPad Review

If you ever find yourself looking up at the night sky and wondering just what is out there then Solar Walk could be the app you are looking for and at just $0.99 from the App Store, there is nothing astronomical about the price. Solar Walk has been out before but this new update is well worth a look as it has been rejigged to utilise the new iPad’s Retina Display which is perfect because, let’s face it, if you’re going to look at space, high definition is the only way that is worthy. Solar Walk takes you on a journey through space and around the solar system in the comfort of your own home without the inconvenient hassle of dying in the vacuum of space.

The Solar Walk app is from Vito Technology Inc. who have created a 3D guide to our solar system packed with fascinating information and stunning visuals. Your journey starts on earth but tapping other planets, stars, and any other of the 20,000 celestial objects recreated here, will fly you straight to them. With a few gestures on the touchscreen you can zoom in and out, rotate the object or zoom in for a closer look. Most of the objects are accompanied by in-depth descriptions that can be summoned with a click and you can even take a look inside planets. If you are unable to find what you are looking for you can always skip the space travel and use the search option to take you there.

Information is provided in the form of facts and figures, covering everything that we know so far about each object. Some have more information than others of course as there is still so much that we do not know about the majority of the solar system. But what has been discovered is all here for your viewing pleasure with details of space missions and the inner structure of these planets. The orbits of various satellites are depicted with lines and there is a lot of attention to detail in how it is all presented. Using the time and date, everything moves in real time and even the reflection of the sun on the planets is accurate. There is a lot more information to be found, some of it in the form of videos, and you can even view it all in 3D if you own a pair of red and blue 3D glasses.

 

Solar Walk really can’t be faulted. For such a small price you get a richly detailed look at the solar system and all that (we know) is in it. It works perfectly with the touchscreen and navigating is nice and simple, while shortcuts are also there if you want it. The Retina Display has been used well as the views are stunning, in fact you could spend a few happy hours just looking at the sights. But with the information and videos too this is an all-round excellent educational package that is out of this world.

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