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Solar System Simulator

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 02:29 AM
I checked the site and didn't see anything about this...

I think it is very interesting...

Solar system simulator

Fun little toy to play with haha

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 02:52 AM
Not really the type of simulator I was expecting, but still kinda cool.

I remember a simulator that allowed you to add planets and see how the interacted with each other. You were able to change the size and density also how fast they move, It was pretty cool but I have lost the link unfortunately.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by Topsy_Cret

Thanks for the link OP. I think.

Needed to click the link a few times and for some reason am unable to see a simulation.

The program Topsy is referring to is called Universe Sand Box
Actually it's quite an entertaining and visually pleasing program to play with. The screen shots on the web page don't really do it justice though.

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 02:29 PM
Here's a free downloadable gravity simulator.

You can fast-foreward the solar system up to a point. If you run it too fast it tends to eject the inner planets. Presumably, that's because the planets are only "seen" for a small part of their orbit. I think the program is a numerical simulation, rather than based on general relativity. Nevertheless, you can track asteroids, like Apophis with reasonable accuracy if you have plenty of computing power and patience.

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