Solar System Scope is a gorgeously rendered, interactive, three-dimensional model of our solar system. It’s still under development, but the results are already impressive.
You can toggle between Earth- or Sun-centric views, or switch over to “panoramic” (which is ideal for making out the constellations). You can also move forward or backward in time, setting the planets in motion and tracing the arc of their trajectories, and spin the views around to see those trajectories from any given angle. Best of all, the “settings” function allows you to adjust the planets’ orbits, or send them hurtling toward the Sun: If you’ve got a destructive streak, you can indulge it here on the grandest of scales.
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