Parents' Guide to

Journey to the Exoplanets

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Vast expanses of stellar knowledge at older reading level.

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JOURNEY TO THE EXOPLANETS works like an astronomy textbook from the future. The gorgeous imagery of far off stars and planets, combined with in-depth audio commentary and some entertaining interactive bits, make the app a wonderful source for anybody with a yearning to learn about the universe. In terms of the interactive material, the highlight is definitely the "build your own planet" feature. By selecting different criteria, like a planet's size and elemental makeup, you can see what your imaginary planet would actually look like. The app is very text-heavy, though, so people who aren't inclined to read through thousands of words of science writing may not be able to get the most out of their exoplanet journey.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: September 14, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: HPHLP
  • Version: 0001
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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