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Description 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations. - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the planets in time to see how they move in relation to each other - Virtual Orrery - Planetary exploration with info texts and additional views such as structure - Dwarf planets (Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake. Eris) and their orbits - Comets (Siding Spring, Lovejoy 2013, Lovejoy 2011, Panstarrs, ISON, Halley) - positions and trajectories - Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from a given location - Changes in the night sky during night, month and year - Searching of the stars and constellation, ecliptic line, grid lines and more Solar System Scope Solar System Scope
The Scale of the Universe 2
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Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool
How Many People Are In Space Right Now?
Impact: Earth!
All sizes | SETI infographic
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The Scale of the Universe 2
APOD: 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive APOD: 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang
Earth View
The Scale of the Universe
Stars & Planets Scale Comparison A Humbling Perspective"Things are not what they seem, nor are they otherwise." This scale comparison shows "the true place" of Earth and our Sun among the various giants of the universe. It is simultaneously sobering and mind-boggling experience.First series of images opens with the Death Star compared to Mimas, one of Saturn's moons. Note the similarities between the two :) Stars & Planets Scale Comparison
The Scale of the Universe 2
Multimedia - Video Gallery
3-D Starmaps:Actual Maps In some cases distance data was tweaked when different catalogs assigned inconsistent distances to objects that are actually associated. "Beacon” stars are bright stars with absolute magnitudes of zero or less. “Pre-supernova” stars are commonly believed by astronomers to be on the verge of exploding Real Soon Now (i.e., anytime from one million years from now to tomorrow). “Collider” is Gliese 710. There is a fair chance it will collide with our solar system in approximately 1.4 million years, or at least pass by close enough to initiate a deadly hail of comets. 3-D Starmaps:Actual Maps
Evolution of the Moon on Devour
solar system
2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive
Interact With Space
Solar System Scope
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