Explore the solar system with NASA’s new and improved 3D visualization tool
NASA has revamped its “Eyes on the solar system” 3D visualization tool, making interplanetary travel easier and more interactive than ever. Over two years in the making, the update offers better controls, improved navigation, and a host of new opportunities to learn more about our incredible corner of the cosmos – no spacesuit required. All you need is a device with an internet connection.
Trace the route Artemis I will take to lunar orbit or land with Perseverance during its harrowing entry, descent and landing on the Red Planet. Learn the basics of dwarf planets or the intricacies of gas giants and ride alongside no less than 126 past and present space missions. You can even track the trajectories of spacecraft and celestial bodies as far back as 1949 and as far into the future as 2049.
While you’re at it, you can rotate objects, compare them side-by-side, and even modulate perspective and lighting. The visuals are striking. This latest version of “Eyes” also allows you to browse rich interactive journeys, including Traveler’s Grand Tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
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Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant and frequent speaker based in the Washington DC metro area. He received his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program Alumnus of the Year. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy that supports enterprise product and business model teams with just-in-time fact finding and insight.