Kepler Explorer is an exciting new application for the iPad and iPhone, allowing anyone to gain a better understanding of the faraway planetary systems found by NASA’s Kepler Mission.
This application was a collaboration of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Digital Arts and New Media Program, OpenLab Research, game developer John Peters, and astrophysicist Jonathan Fortney.
– Explore an ever-expanding list of
thousands of far-away planetary systems- Discover the potential compositions of
planets using the same formulas used by
astrophysicists, presented in a way
anyone can use!- Compare and contrast these far-away
systems with our own solar system!- View the relative scales of each planet
to its parent star.- Speed up and slow down the rate of time
and pinch to zoom in and out while
interacting with the orbits of each