Wonders of the Universe App

Journey up from the smallest particles, past the moons and planets of the Solar System, out through the Oort Cloud to the Milky Way, past our Local Stars and out to distant galaxies before arriving, finally, at the edge of the known Universe. On the way you will encounter the likes of seething Red Giants, beautiful Nebulae, pulsing Neutron stars and confront a daunting vision of a Black Hole sucking down a hapless star, all rendered in spectacular 3D.

Professor Brian Cox provides mind-expanding insight in over 200 interactive articles pinned to the stars, planets, galaxies and other wonders modelled in extraordinary 3D, written in his accessible style and accompanied by two and a half hours of video from the BBC TV series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.

It may be £3.99 but it is well worth it, the animation is great, the detail and levels you can go to such as right within an atom of the sun, to see neurons and electrons. Beautiful.


I know this blog is all things geo, but the environments above affect us below, I may be mis-quoting, but sure Denis Wood in the previous post Everything Sings says about the stars in boylan heights,

‘the sky is the natural wonder we always forget to include on our lists (and the night sky in its most sublime face), but because, since we are just stardust, the stars seem to be the place where every geography has to start’

denis wood, everything sings

If you think about it, we talk about lat lng’s and gps coordinates, they use satellites above (maybe not the same altitude as the planets).


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