planet-appName: Planets

What is it? 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers

Best for: Students and teachers

Price: Free

Requirements: iOS 3.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up

Features: Hold your phone or tablet to the sky and the new automatic orientation feature provides a virtual reality view using your device's magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

Sky 2D: locate planets with flat view of sky
Sky 3D: planetarium style view of the sky
Visibility: shows times when planets are visible
Globe: rotating 3D globe of planets and moon

Link: iTunes and Android...

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