Solar Walk for Mac – 3D Solar System Model was released on the Mac App Store this week. Solar Walk has been very popular on iOS, received rave reviews, and was included in Apple’s Best Apps of 2010. Here’s the elevator pitch for it on its Mac App Store page: WHAT IT DOES: This 3D […]
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Solar Walk Hits the Mac App Store

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Solar Walk for Mac – 3D Solar System Model was released on the Mac App Store this week.

Solar Walk has been very popular on iOS, received rave reviews, and was included in Apple’s Best Apps of 2010. Here’s the elevator pitch for it on its Mac App Store page:

WHAT IT DOES: This 3D Solar System model enables you to navigate through space and time, observe all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structure, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience! And zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!

And some of its key features:

• GALAXY view – absolutely magical zoom out to view the whole galaxy option. • SATELLITES – real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth’s satellites • LOCATIONS – arrow will show your current position on the globe, plus names of the biggest cities of the Earth, as well as sights of the Moon, Mars and Venus. • MOVIE – the 1st of Solar Walk animated educational videos “Solar System Planets’ Size Comparison” • 3D SOLAR SYSTEM model • FLY to a PLANET: having chosen a planet from a far, tap an image of a “rocket” to fly straight to the planet. • INFO about all planets: general info, its name, its mass, radius, distance to the sun, internal structure with the picture and science missions. • TIME MACHINE: Slide your finger on the time scale and the sky will start moving accordingly. Tap year, month and time and change them depending on what you want to see, the display will adapt accordingly to show you how planets were aligned at that time. ————————————–

ATTENTION! Mind that to use the 3D mode you will need a pair of cyan-red 3D glasses. And, yes, we know that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but by popular vote it has been added to the Solar System Model.

You can find Solar Walk for Mac on the Mac App Store now, priced at just $2.99.

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