Eyes On The Solar System

Eyes on the Solar System – a browser application that gives you a 3D environment operating in real time, so you can virtually tag along with our robot spacecraft.

NASA’s beta version of Eyes on the Solar System, built by JPL and Caltech, offers a neat way of tracking a range of current space missions – for example, as Nancy Atkinson mentioned yesterday, you can follow EPOXI’s flyby of comet Hartley 2. Reminiscent of Celestia, this browser application gives you a 3D environment running in real time and is updated regularly with NASA spacecraft mission data. (…) Read the rest of Eyes On The Solar System (452 words)

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