Eyes on the Solar System

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Eyes on the Solar System

Post by zong »

Despite budget cuts, NASA still manages to share this with the world!

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/

Eyes on the Solar System allows you to see the Solar system from any perspective in it. Also shows all the satellites and crafts that are out on missions right now.
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Post by Gary »

Good stuff. Just tried it out.

This tutorial video should motivate more guys to the check out the web app. :)
[video width=640 height=390]http://www.youtube.com/v/GLN-T3-nsiU&hl=en_US&rel=0[/video]
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Post by Airconvent »

Hi Gary
The late Carl Sagan would have wished he had this we he did his COSMOS series. (I finally got mine back from a friend who borrowed it for years!).
Checking out some of the episodes. :)
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Yea. Carl Sagan. COSMOS. Classic.
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Post by jimmyleong »

fantastic application.... i like to see the earth rotate :)

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Post by Tachyon »

Looks cool... will check it out later!

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