Journey to the Exoplanets
NASA was not directly involved in the app, but contributors to the project included Jim Kasting, Nancy Kiang and Antigona Segura from the Virtual Planetary Laboratory team with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
Journey to the Exoplanets has many features to captivate audiences of all ages and skill levels. Users can create their own virtual exoplanets, view 3D diagrams of the twenty stars nearest to our solar system, study the timelines and charts of exoplanet discoveries, perform virtual experiments and much more.
Following its release on September 14, 2011, Journey to the Exoplanets has been selected as the iPad app of the week on iTunes, hit #1 on the International iPad Book App list, and was selected as one of the "10 Coolest Book Apps for Fall" by USA Today.
The iPad app is meant to provide everyone from backyard astronomers to science buffs with a "hands-on experience" of exoplanet exploration, according to Scientific American magazine.