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  Moons of Saturn

About this app

This 3D simulator shows you the motion of Saturn and of its seven major moons (Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan and Iapetus), completing the series opened by our previous app Planets; you can observe the rings of Saturn in high resolution, as well as the surface features of the moons. Imagine you are travelling in a fast spaceship that can orbit the planet and its moons, directly observing their strange surfaces. The original images we have used in this utility came from two important sources: Milky Way - ESO/S. Brunier, the Moons - stevealbers.net; however, they were tuned a little bit in order to make them more clear. This app is mainly designed for tablets (landscape orientation is recommended), but it works fine on the modern phones too (Android 5 or newer).



How it works

Once the starting animation ends (Saturn will show up in the centre and the Milky Way galaxy in the background), you may access the menu from the left and select any of the four moons. Then you can zoom in, zoom out or rotate this mini solar system, as you like. A double tap anywhere on the screen will toggle the Menu on and off. Rotation starts and stops the auto-rotate function of this app, while Info displays basic information about the currently selected cosmic body.



Key features

- special software optimization to lower the power consumption

- simple commands - this app is very easy to use and configure

- high definition pictures

- no ads, no limitations

- the ratios of the orbital periods are accurately implemented