Hundreds of billions of stars are strewn like fairy lights in the dark cosmic ocean of the universe. Until 25 years ago, our observations of the beauty and destruction of the cosmos was obscured by Earth’s atmosphere—the Hubble Space Telescope has liberated astronomers from earth-bound worries like atmospheric turbulence. As unassuming as the Hubble may look compared to the vastness of space, the telescope is actually the length of a large school bus, weighs as much as two elephants, and travels around Earth at 5 miles per second. WebGL Water Simulation" by Evan Wallace From the Author: A pool of water rendered with reflection, refraction, caustics, and ambient occlusion. The pool is simulated with a heightfield and contains a sphere that can interact with the water's surface. This demo will only work on WebGL implementations with graphics cards that support floating point textures, screen-space partial derivatives, and vertex texture fetches. Google Chrome is currently the only browser that supports all of these.
SIMBAD Astronomical Database SIMBAD on the Web is the WWW interface to the SIMBAD database. It offers the following functionalities: Query by identifiers and around identifiers Query by coordinates, specifying the radius and the equinox Query by bibcode and partial bibcode Sampling with a set of physical criteria Query by lists of objects, coordinates or bibcodes Display charts for list of objects resulting from coordinates query Moreover, the interface provides links with many other data services : Links to the other CDS services: Tables in VizieR, giving access to the whole catalogued data, links to Aladin images, surveys and observatory logs. Through the coordinates in basic data, you can query around an object, using a provided radius.
NeHe Three.js tutorials Introduction To render amazing 3D scenes, nowadays no more plugins or additional installations are required. The most widespread Browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer support WebGL, the hardware accelerated OpenGL for browser. Learning pure WebGL from scratch is hard. So, why don't use a library which wraps WebGL and is easy to use?
Earth - Your life on earth Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.
WebGL Water Loading... Made by Evan Wallace This demo requires a decent graphics card and up-to-date drivers. If you can't run the demo, you can still see it on YouTube. Interactions: Kids Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Ready For A Challenge? Join Now!