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Author Topic: Celestia-free space simulation-very cool stuff  (Read 3212 times)

tinyvillager

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Celestia-free space simulation-very cool stuff
« on: December 24, 2005, 07:41:20 AM »
The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

--Your can export to video too using the video codecs you have installed. :Thmbsup:
http://www.shatters....elestia/gallery.html

Don't expect it to be Google earth,no satellite imagery.More like mapped out space,astronomy if you will.
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

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Re: Celestia-free space simulation-very cool stuff
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2005, 07:50:29 AM »
agree - it's a beautiful program, and it gets a little better each year while remaining free.

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Re: Celestia-free space simulation-very cool stuff
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2005, 08:52:57 AM »
Looks really nice. I have both Distant Suns and RedShift on my system. DistantSuns also has a nice free version (which tempts you to buy the CD version.

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Re: Celestia-free space simulation-very cool stuff
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 12:11:54 PM »
And there is a linux version! And satellites! Man I miss this app, I ran it quite a bit back in 2001-2 or so and always got lost at some orangish star somewhere watching the universe wheel around me..................

For more space exploration fun, try Noctis
From what I gather, you are exploring a universe and it's assorted planets. You then send descriptions of your explorations to the big Noctis Inbox where Noctis users from all over the net also leave their descriptions; kind of like Hitchhikers Guide to an imaginary universe once populated by an ancient race of cat-beings who inexplicably left...