Bazinga – Its Saturday!
My quest to explore science continues this week with something that is more than just a little out of this world from NASA.
The good old guys at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs have created a brilliant online tool/simulator called: Eyes on the Solar System.
From the home page:
'Eyes on the Solar System is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time.'
This is an awesome simulator, visually it is stunning! The controls are easy to use and to boot it is all in real time with the current NASA missions. This means you can pick out anything and take a real time look at it in space, from the Planet Mars to the Grail, Juno or Voyager missions. There is loads of information on each mission and, to be honest, you get a real kick out of travelling about the solar system in brilliant 3D too. It is like one of those really cool Discovery Channel or BBC science shows with the eye watering 3D animated solar systems only with you in the driving seat.
You can find Eyes on the Solar System here via the following link:
Strap me in, send me around the solar system and call me Captain...