The Orbit Android App Lets You Build Your Own Planets and Solar Systems

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 30, 2014
References: play.google & popsci
The Orbit Android app is an orbital simulator app that lets owners of Android devices build their custom solar systems. Users are prompted to choose the size, speed and other characteristics of each spatial body they create. The app then calculates the behaviors and movements of each celestial body as if it were a real object. The simulated orbital objects then behave as per the whims of gravity. This makes for a fantastic visual display.

With the Orbit Android app, you can create not just celestial objects such as planets and stars -- you can actually construct your own solar systems, galaxies, black holes, gravity sinks and much more. Once you've constructed your custom solar system, it's time to sit back and watch the various celestial bodies interact with each other and move around in space.