Lose Yourself In This Stunning Interactive Solar System

Friday, 10 January 2014 - 10:46AM
Solar System
Friday, 10 January 2014 - 10:46AM
Lose Yourself In This Stunning Interactive Solar System

Solar System Scope is a brilliant (and free) interactive solar system that will keep you busy for hours.....which is exactly what you need on a cold and wet Friday in January! Start off by dragging a planet, lets say Mars, around its orbit of the Sun and witness how much faster or slower its neighbors are orbiting. Solar System Scope is also real time. At any given time when you log on you can see exactly where the planets are aligned based on the time right now or even hundreds of years into the future.

 

As neat as all of that gliding through space is, probably one of the coolest features of Solar System Scope is the telescope function. Click the little telescope on the left and it will map out exactly what you can see in your little corner of the night sky, from constellations to planetary body, this could become your ultimate stargazing tool. But you'll need a telescope to make this really worth it, so don't forget to enter our Free Facebook Telescope Giveaway.

 

Solar System Scope is so packed with features it would take us forever to tell you about them, so your best bet is to click on the link below and get exploring. Just don't blame us when your boss asks you why you missed that meeting or if you emerge from your computer hours later only to discover you missed 3 important classes!

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