Distant Suns 3: Space Travel for the Rest of Us iPhone app Review


Do you ever go outside and wonder about all of those distant stars and shining lights that are out there every single night? It can a pretty amazing sight to look at all those stars and wonder how they got there, what created them, and what it all means. With the Distant Suns 3: Space Travel for the rest of us iPhone app you will be able to check out the different galaxies, stars, and nebulas and learn more about all of them. This is the perfect little resource to have in your pocket at all times since we can’t all just travel into space and see it for ourselves. This little app is also packed with different features and will allow you to even look at the earth as if you were outside in a different galaxy. Enjoy all of the wonderful pictures and the wealth of information that is included inside.


  • You will be able to use this app to get a really cool view of the earth as if you were in our solar system or even outside of it. You will be able to use the new spaceflight mode to simulate being a real astronaut traveling around in outer space
  • There is also a cool little compass ability that the app provides where you will be able to use it for the iPad and the iPhone 3GS. All you have to do is just point it in a certain direction and then identify the things you see
  • There are over 130,000 different stars that will pinpoint their direction and you will be able to identify and see them all while holding the app in the palm of your little hand
  • There is a really cool part of the app where you can look at the Milky Way. You will be able to see the ghostly band and look at all the millions of stars that helped to create it
  • There is a collection of over 88 different constellations that you will be able to see with images and also articles and information on the mythology that supports it and why they were created and named the way that they are
  • There is a cool viewpoint lock that you can use to keep all of the planets you see in the center of the screen. That way you won’t get lost while using the app and identifying stars
  • You can also get information on current weather patterns that are happening on the earth and you will see that this part of the app is updated every couple of hours (3 to be exact)
  • You can also use the preference panel to be able to change the rendering of the stars and you can mix and match it to see the stars in over a dozen different ways, totally depending on preference


This app has been given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars by iPhone app users and can be downloaded onto your iPhone for only $9.99.