Saturday, January 29, 2005

I Track What's Cool So You Don't Have To

Stumbled across an application called Celestia today that's absolutely one of the coolest things created for man and computer. From the "about" note:
Celestia is real-time 3D space simulation which lets you travel through our solar system and to over 100,000 stars in our neighborhood.
And it has everything: comets, planets, spacecraft, asteroids ... everything. You can go anywhere, and see anything, from any distance. Here's a screen capture I took of Titan, with Saturn in the background. Note the shadows of the rings across the face of Saturn. Also note that it's in real time ... this is how it looks, right now, in real life (click the image to see it full-sized).


This is what computers are for! Go here to download the application; Mac and PC versions are both available, and it's free.


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