Seoul, Korea, Republic Of – YFactory today is pleased to introduce Exploring the Solar System 1.0 for iPad, their interactive education app that takes kids on a tour of the solar system. Animated robots Bolts & Blip, best friend Civi-bots living on the Moon and stars of the international, 3D TV series, serve as tour guides. The app includes the latest scientific discoveries and NASA photos, and features detailed animations illustrating the movements of the Earth and Moon, eclipses, the tides, the seasons, constellations, asteroids, and more.

It is difficult to imagine anybody more qualified, or more entertaining than Bolts & Blip to lead a tour of the solar system. The intrepid pair speak to the reader through comic book speech balloons. Their explanations and personal experiences help young children satisfy their natural curiosity about the Earth, Moon, and Stars.

Feature Highlights:
* Interactive, educational app for kids 4 to 12
* World famous robots Bolts & Blip act as tour guides on a trip through the solar system
* Contains the latest scientific information about the 8 planets, Sun, and Moon
* HD, professional quality animations illustrate principles of astronomy
* Adheres to curricula of elementary and secondary schools

Exploring the Solar System operates in landscape orientation and includes three chapters: The Relationship Between the Earth, Moon, and Sun; The 8 Planets of the Solar System; and Small Celestial Bodies of the Solar System. Each chapter includes more than 8 interactive pages, where parents and children can learn together, both basic concepts and fascinating details. Readers are free to explore the many options available on each page. Most pages include a primary animation or interactive photo(s), text windows that display details about selected celestial objects, important principles and ideas pointed out by Bolts & Blip, and detailed, scientific explanations in scrolling text at the bottom of the page.

The Relationship Between the Earth, Moon, and Sun:
* Rotation of the Sun, Earth, and Moon
* Axis of rotation and axial tilt
* Revolution of the Moon around the Earth and Sun
* Revolution of the Earth around the Sun
* The Moon as a satellite of Earth
* Detailed map of Earth’s Moon with descriptions of major craters and maria
* Phases of the Moon as seen from Earth
* Solar and lunar eclipses
* How the Moon creates the ocean tides on Earth

The 8 Planets of the Solar System:
* How the Sun and the 8 planets make up our solar system
* The 4 inner planets and 4 outer planets of the solar system
* How the Sun provides energy for all life on Earth
* The Sun’s corona and photosphere
* Mercury is closest to the Sun and about the size of our Moon
* Venus is similar in size and mass to Earth
* Earth from space looks completely different from the other inner planets
* Mars, the red planet, is composed largely of dark volcanic rock
* Jupiter is the largest planet and can contain more than 900 Earths
* Saturn can hold 800 Earths and is made primarily of hydrogen and helium
* Uranus is the most distant planet visible from Earth without a telescope
* Neptune is practically a twin of Uranus, composed of H, He, and methane

Small Celestial Bodies of the Solar System:
* Our solar system is much more than our sun, its planets, and their moons
* Dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids are part of the solar system
* There are 5 dwarf planets: Pluto, Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and Ceres
* Most asteroids are located in a belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter
* Chunks of rock smaller than asteroids are called meteoroids
* What is the difference between a meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite?
* Comets are balls of ice, rock, and frozen gases that orbit the Sun
* Comets come from the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud

“Let Bolts & Blip help satisfy your child’s curiosity about the Universe,” commented Yong Nam Kim of YFactory. “Kids will love learning about the solar system through activities, experiments, text, tables, animations, and the latest NASA photos.”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 145 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Exploring the Solar System 1.0 is now at the special, 50% off, introductory price of $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category (regular price $3.99). Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Seoul, South Korea, YFactory is an iOS App development company that was launched in 2008. They develop kid’s apps, utility apps, and ebook apps. They keep users up to date on additions to YFactory iPhone/iPad Apps, exclusive promotions, and much more. They can be followed on Twitter. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 YFactory 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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