See our home from a different point of view!
Featured are the inner rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. In the far reaches lurk the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Approaching the edge of the solar system, the former planet Pluto wanders in its leisurely 228 year orbit.
See the moons that hurtle around the worlds of our solar system, and the asteroids that accompany the planets on their journey round the Sun.
Many planets and moons are rendered using highly detailed photos from robotic spacecraft. Mountains and surface features cast shadows as the planets and moons whirl round the Sun. The asteroid belt is artistically presented with dense mountains of rock tumbling through space between the Mars and Jupiter.
Discover more about the planets by studying their composition. Split planets in two to see what is inside.
Included is a detailed model of the Voyager 1 and 2 probes. These courageous robotic spacecraft have captured many of the photographs used in this app.
In addition to Voyager more spacecraft available in Solar System Explorer HD Pro. See robots like Juno which is currently on its way to study Jupiter.
A cool calendar is also included. This lets you change the date of the simulation. Where were the planets on the day you were born? See where they will be in ten years time!