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Explore the Galaxy for Free, From Your Desktop!

30-Aug-05 11:15 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments
Stumbled into this piece of astronomy-like software over the weekend.  Called "Partview", the UI is a little cumbersome if you’re not an astronomy buff (like me) but there’s a whole crapload of features with this app.  It lets you fly around both our galaxy and beyond if you donwload & install the right datasets.  Check the site out for all the info – worth a look if you’ve got an hour or so to download and read through the documentation (which is very thorough).
 
NOTE: Some big names were behind the development of this Open-Source project:
  • NCSA (yes, the folks who brought us "NCSA Mosaic" which was the first popular web browser available on the Internet
  • NASA
  • many other big-name research and academic organizations
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