A real-time, three-dimensional view of our solar system, the galaxy and the universe.
Yeah – get into space – virtual, correctly-scaled outer space on your computer. With this software – 3DAstronomer™ – you can check out the other planets one by one – sitting at your computer (PC only, for now). You remember the old meme don’t you? The order of the planets from the Sun – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and good old Pluto – named after Mickey Mouse’s dog.
Actually we now know that Pluto isn’t really a planet. Its more of a dwarf planet and its made up of rock and ice smaller than our moon. So if you were thinking of going there for your holidays I’d cancel. Go to Saturn instead. That’s a happening place. Its got those beautiful rings for starters. And some great beaches I hear. Although it can be a bit windy this time of year – gusting to 1200 MPH. Jupiter is a better bet. Its the largest planet in the Solar System so it stands to reason it has more to see and do. Check out The Great Red Spot. I’ve heard that place really hots up after midnight. You can even see it from Earth – after the Moon and Venus it’s the third-brightest object in the night sky.
Hey you wanna go check out the giant space telescope Hubble – the collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA. Talking about Hubble – have… Read more…