AU: The Solar System is a personal space program at your fingertips.
Browse 3D planets and objects with familiar gestures, and view information and imagery from mankind’s many missions: From Mercury to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and more.
AU: The Solar System brings a unique perspective and new dimensions to astronomy apps for the iPhone/iPod touch. AU allows you to effortlessly switch between 3D realtime animation, 2D imagery, and text-based information views with a simple, fun, and easy to use interface.
Direct links to Wikipedia, the JPL Planetary Photojournal, and NASA are available for every object. With over 150 internal images of vehicles, missions, and observations, and over 100 internal pages of info, statistics and ephemera from space programs around the world, AU has a breadth and depth of content that makes learning about our solar system entertaining and illuminating.
From the Sun, to the Earth (150 million km, or 1 Astronomical Unit...) we’ve included sights all along the way, and well beyond. Leave the surface of Earth and enter into orbit around the objects that make up our astounding Solar System. View the system from the outside and get a sense for your place in the universe!
GPS applications can only take you so far...
Version 1.01 (Mar 27, 2009)
Updated URLs for NASA and JPL
Small memory management cleanup