Tuesday, September 20, 2011

See NASA's "Eyes on the Solar System"

Hey Space Placers,

  NASA's "Eyes on the Solar System" interface combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft and explore the cosmos. Screen graphics and information such as planet locations and spacecraft maneuvers use actual space mission data",   as stated in a recent NASA press release.

NASA further stated that, "The virtual environment uses the Unity game engine to display models of planets, moons, asteroids, comets and spacecraft as they move through our solar system. With keyboard and mouse controls, users cruise through space to explore anything that catches their interest. A free browser plug-in, available at the site, is required to run the Web application."

Read More About It: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-277 and see it at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes

Sky Guy in VA

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