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 a look at what this Australian guy has done – gone and built a 1:1 laser-cut plywood copy of it. Why? It’s ART doncha know. Love this comment –
“The cool thing is that since the artist has the plans for this thing in Illustrator, it could be easily transformed into a papercraft project.”
Or you can use 3DAstronomer™ to see how the Ruskies are getting along with the Americans on the International Space Station (ISS) – the largest artificial satellite orbiting Earth. Well – it’s not only Russians but Europeans and Japanese collaborating as well. A Russian spaceship carrying three astronauts – a Russian, an American and a Ninja landed safely in Kazakhstan last week. Their sixmonths gig was up. But the trip back to Earth only took three and a half hours.
Wonder what they eat on that ISS space station? Yeah…space food but I wonder if they cater for special tastes? Like Sushi and caviar and all those cabbage dishes the Reds are so fond of. Speaking of which…you know what happens when you eat a lot of cabbage don’t you? In a confined space. Yeah…let’s not go there. Or if you really want to know – What… Read more…
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