New Astronomy Application is available on the Mac AppStore

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[] Alexandria, Virginia - Vito Technology, the Apple Design Awards 2010 winner, is pleased to introduce Solar Walk for Mac, a 3D Solar System model application that is now available on the Mac App Store. This app is designed to explore not only the Solar System, but the whole Galaxy. Among other features are real-time trajectories of the most interesting artificial Earth's satellites, your current position marker, the biggest cities on the globe, and the points of interests on Mars, Venus, and the Moon. The app starts the educational movie collection with the first video "Solar System Planets' Size Comparison".

The greatest and most impressive feature of this app is the availability to explore the whole Milky Way Galaxy and find where the Solar System is. Users can zoom in and zoom out to turn the Solar System and the galaxy in any direction.

The other feature is for discovering our own planet. The Solar Walk developers have chosen 10 of the most interesting artificial satellites of the Earth, and now users can find them and follow their trajectories in real-time. This new version also shows the names of the biggest cities on the globe.

Solar Walk brings us closer to the Moon, Mars, and Venus where we can find named points of interests on their surfaces. You can catch someone's imagination naming craters of Mars or Venus, or just study astronomy with your kids. For example, have you ever heard about a crater on Mars named after Greek goddess Athena Tessera?

This app opens a collection of educational movies with an app-generated video of Solar System objects' size comparison. The movie presents the planets of the Solar System from the smallest to the largest, shows their size in relation to the size of the Sun and includes Pluto (whether you like it or not. :-)

Solar Walk features:
* 3D Solar System: availability of stereo view to get an unique and impressive stereoscopic experience at absolutely different level
* Satellites: 10 Earth satellites trajectories
* Galaxy View: expanded view of the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy
* Movie: the 1st educational movie "Solar System Planets' Size Comparison"

Supported Languages:
* US English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 70.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Solar Walk 1.6.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Since it entered the mobile software market in 2001 Vito Technology Inc. has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows mobile. The latest Vito endeavour includes iPhone and Web 2.0 software development. VITO Technology have won Apple Design Awards 2010 with its Star Walk for iPad. Copyright (C) 2011 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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