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This article was published on April 21, 2014

Solar Walk for Android guides you through our solar system with stunning visuals

Solar Walk for Android guides you through our solar system with stunning visuals
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Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Already a roaring success on iOS and Mac, software developers Vito Technology has brought its stunning exploratory solar system app to Android.

Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.

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While the free incarnation gives you access to a significant chunk of visuals and factoids, you can cough up $2.99 for the full version to view a 3D model of the solar system in motion, more details around planets, asteroids, comets, satellites and other related stats.

With more than six million downloads already on iOS, Solar Walk looks set to gain a slew of new followers now that it’s on Android too. Meanwhile, you may also wish to check out Vito’s Star Walk app too.

➤ Solar Walk: Free | Paid ($2.99)