You can read about the solar system all you want, but nothing beats active visualizations. These visualizations, made through computers, greatly further your understanding. Now NASA has created its own interactive 3D visualization of the solar system. This app that helps you learn more about the solar system is called Eyes on the Solar System.
Eyes on the Solar System is a free to use web app from NASA. The app is completely browser-based and offers a variety of controls. The visualization provides you with a 3D map of the solar system through which you can select objects as reference points through which you can view the solar system. Camera controls such as zoom out view and ride-along view make the app quite fun to use.
Further features include expanding the app to full screen and letting you enter photo mode to take snapshots of the scenes you see.
- A user-friendly web app.
- Offers an interactive 3D visualization of the solar system.
- Lets you select object to make reference points.
- Offers photo mode for images.
- Provides different types of views.
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Check out Eyes on the Solar System @ solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes