If you write about alien worlds or even if you just are very curious about our universe...Eyes on the Solar System is a MUST HAVE.
When I went to NASA/JPL's open house, I got to see this phenomenal simulator program on NASA computers. It was like I left my body and went exploring the universe on a computer.
I could write this entire post in CAPS because seriously...if you have any interest at all about the solar system NASA/JPL has created this simulator for you--FREE.
I can't give it justice. It is the most epic simulator of the entire universe that will ever be. Ever.
Yes, you have to download an app. Yes, it will suck every bit of memory on your computer. Yes, the lights of New York city will dim when you run this program, but...it's like being in SPACE. Want to see Haley's comet? It's there. Want to see Jupiter in awesome graphics...yeah...easy. Would you like to explore beyond the milky-way? Well, there's that too. Looking for an out-of-the-way planet that could be your next alien love palace...bingo.
I don't advise this for older computers (anything past 2 years) but it is mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, eye-pealing beautiful and you have the power of God to find out we are tiny, tiny dust particles in a very large sky.
ACTION ITEM: Check it out...if you dare. http://eyes.nasa.gov/
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