Explore the galaxy in a stunning three dimensional map based on NASA's artistic impression of the Milky Way galactic structure. Photos are taken by NASA spacecraft and ground based telescopes like Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray, Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Find out where our Sun - the Solar System - is located in the Milky Way galaxy!
From the outskirts of the galaxy, in the Norma-Outer spiral arm to the galactic center's supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, discover a galaxy full of amazing facts. Notable structures included: the Pillars of Creation, Helix Nebula, the Engraved Hourglass Nebula, the Pleiades, the Orion Arm (where the solar system and the Earth are located) with its Orion belt.
Check out neighboring dwarf galaxies such as Sagittarius and the Canis Major Overdensity, stellar streams as well as internal galactic components such as a variety of nebulae, star clusters or supernovae.
Explore space and get a little closer to our wonderful universe with this awesome astronomy app!
This interactive 3D map is excellent for teachers to use for instruction, and it is a great resource for students to explore the Milky Way galaxy and space as they learn more about the universe we live in.
The Galaxy Map requires internet access to retrieve information from the wiki.
- reduced app size
- bug fixes and UI improvements
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I don't know if there are other galaxy maps out there, but I stumbled across this one and find it captivating. Fired right up after downloading and very intuitive.
Poor User Interface
The parts of the app that actually work are really cool. They have 3D pictures of different nebulae that you can spin and zoom, and they have a separate map feature that lets you see where things are as well as a list feature that allows you to click on different nebulae off the list. The problem is, there’s no seamless way to shift between the map function and the 3D imagery feature. There’s no way to situate yourself while also seeing the star systems in detail. If you zoom in on the maps, it’ll just show a bunch of low-res dots. And you can only view one 3D image at a time. Not to mention, certain 3D images you have to buy to see, and even then not all of them are available.
It’s a cool app, but frustrating. The second another one comes out I’ll be switching over.
Got to know the Neighborhood
Check it out- the big picture !
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- Andrei Nistorescu
- 299 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Andrei Nistorescu
- In-App Purchases
- 3D Visualization Pack $0.99
- Remove ads $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.