Yesterday, I highlighted a free planetarium program for your computer; today, view not only the stars, but much more with Celestia, a “free space simulation that lets you view our universe in three dimensions.” This looks like an excellent find for any science student or teacher!
Here is more information, straight from the Celestia developers:
Celestia doesn’t confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can
travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or
even beyond the galaxy.
feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from
galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A
‘point-and-goto’ interface makes it simple to navigate through the
universe to the object you want to visit.
Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of
stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If
that’s not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons
with more objects.
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