Cosmic Atlas 4+

Explore the universe

Cosmic Atlas LLC

    • 4.1 • 34 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Go beyond star gazing and take flight in a massive open environment with 3,710 planetary systems and 4,987 exoplanets brought to life with stunning artist renderings.

Go beyond star gazing. Visit nearly 5,000 lifelike exoplanets and navigate 180 trillion square light years of the universe beyond our solar system. Featuring 6 modes of interstellar travel and examination, Cosmic Atlas is an open-world space exploration app for those who look up at the night sky and wonder what we may find in the infinite frontier of the universe.

Try it free and fly anywhere in the solar system plus six bonus planetary systems for a total of 50+ stunning planets, moons, and dwarf planets. Upgrade for all the incredible planets and features to explore every corner of the Milky Way mapped by NASA, JPL, ESA, and other international space programs.


First-person view of 4,987 recently discovered exoplanets with stunning 3D models featuring detailed atmospheres and surfaces using science-driven artist renderings, including:

[•] Potentially habitable Earth-like planets in the Habitable Zone that can support liquid water
[•] Hot terrestrial planets closer to the system's star with landscapes from windswept sands to volcanic infernos or oppressive Venus-like atmospheres
[•] Cold terrestrial planets past the habitable zone covered with rocks, frozen deserts, or sheets of ice
[•] Jovian gas giants with colorful cloud layers based on the elements visible in the upper atmosphere at different temperatures
[•] Neptunian ice giants with outer clouds that appear glassy smooth or enveloped with strings of cool clouds

::PLUS:: High resolution planets, moons, and dwarf planets in our own Solar System created from enhanced NASA mission images


[•] Over 180 trillion square light years of the Milky Way ready to explore at it’s true scale
[•] 116,000+ unique stars individually colored to match their true color temperature in blue, yellow, or red spectrums
[•] 3,710 unique planetary systems with confirmed exoplanets
[•] Scientifically accurate star positions and luminosity to see what the night sky looks like from distant worlds
[•] Data-rich information panels to learn about planet attributes, parent system, discovery method, and research programs credited with its discovery
[•] Flag stars and planets to easily revisit later


[New!] Telescope :: to point your phone at the sky to identify planets, stars, and distant planetary systems
Pilot :: with first person flight controls and autopilot to lock trajectory toward a selected destination
Orbit :: to easily navigate systems and rotate or zoom in to examine planets
Navigator :: to find nearby systems and planets or revisit saved planets
Database :: to browse the complete catalog find new exoplanets, planetary systems, and stars
Search :: to find specific stars and exoplanets or nearby planets, moons, and dwarf planets in our solar system

::::: SETTINGS :::::

HDR Lighting :: Active by default, HDR lighting shows realistic relative brightness of stars and planets. Toggle HDR off for consistent lighting with stars and the Milky Way always visible in the background.
Systems Only :: Enable to hide labels for stars without exoplanets in Pilot, Navigator, & Telescope modes.
Objects with Info Only :: Enable to hide labels for stars without detailed data available.

::::: DATA SOURCES :::::

Using the latest exoplanet data from programs by NASA and the European Space Agency, Cosmic Atlas is a true-to-scale 3D environment where users can freely explore our small section Milky Way galaxy and examine thousands of newly discovered stars and exoplanets.

The latest planetary system data is collected from a number of public research programs, including the University of Puerto Rico's Planetary Habitability Laboratory and the NASA Exoplanet Archive, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA under the Exoplanet Exploration Program.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

We’re exciting to announce some big updates in Cosmic Atlas 2.1.1!

::::: Major Feature Update :::::
Telescope Mode is here! Our first iteration of the AR star-gazing feature where you can point your phone to see where nearby planets or distant stars can be found in the night sky. From there you can tap on any label to see more info and - feature unique to Cosmic Atlas - you can fly to the selected star or planet in first person with the tap of a button.

::::: Major Database Update :::::
Our biggest database update since launch, the number of exoplanets available to explore has DOUBLED to a whopping 4,987 planets outside of our solar system!

With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope we’re anticipating some incredible new discoveries in the next year that will bring this total higher and provide a much deeper understanding of known exoplanets in systems like TRAPPIST-1. Stay tuned for more!

::::: New Settings :::::
Systems Only :: Enable to hide labels for stars without exoplanets in Pilot, Navigator, & Telescope modes.
Objects with Info Only :: Enable to hide labels for stars without detailed data available.

::::: Feedback / Bug Report Feature :::::
The main menu has a new [FEEDBACK] option (with a bug icon) to make it easy for users to let us know about any bugs, issues, incorrect information, or any other feedback to help us continue to improve the app.

::::: Technical Stuff :::::
As with all updates, this release contains various updates to improve performance and stability.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Pacific Fleet ,


This app is unique, I have sky safari and it is very detailed, I did not think I would need an astronomy app ever again until this app came along and changed everything. The one thing that I have been looking forward to all along is finding an app that not only has exoplanets, something sky safari does not have, but 3D model for each them, that pretty cool. I really look forward to more features and the other 2,000 discovered exoplanets models I know will just be stunning. Thanks for all the hard work you put into the app, you definitely made one customer happy!

MollGreen678 ,

Incredible Visuals

So cool! Such a fascinating way to explore the universe without going too far or needing to try too hard. The visuals are stunning and I love how I can go around and do whatever I want or jump to specific planets and stars to learn more. Overall, super cool, really pretty, and quite informative.

DRAGON090909 ,


This is a great app. Very interesting. For a while, it was one of my favorites, a 5 star app that I bought for like $3.00. But now, after I bought the app the first time, it became free. And now almost all the features you have to buy for $1.00, even though I bought the app before that upgrade. Why doesn’t it transfer over so I don’t have to pay $4.00 for what people are now paying $1.00 for?

App Privacy

The developer, Cosmic Atlas LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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