Very cool way to play with the solar system:

Hat tip GMSV

Category: Science, Weekend

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3 Responses to “Planetary Playthingie: AstroTour”

  1. quiddity says:

    Nice, but why are the planets moving clockwise? Is it because the app is from “down under” ?

  2. wunsacon says:

    Barry, also check out:
    http://www.shatters.net/celestia/gallery.html
    http://www.stellarium.org/

    Projecting these up on a wall can make for some nice, animated wall art.

  3. IdahoSpud says:

    I’ll see your cool space app and raise you one:

    http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/JTrack/3D/JTrack3D.html

    You can watch satellites move in real time, view their orbit, and get data on each one that you target.