NASA releases 3-D Web app to 'explore the cosmos'

Using video game technology, "Eyes on the Solar System" is designed to be "a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data."

September 5, 2011 10:59
NASA's 'Eyes on the Solar System' Web app

Eyes on the Solar System 311. (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)


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NASA has released a Web application which allows users to "explore the cosmos" from their own computers. Using video game technology, the app is designed to be "a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data," according to the "Eyes on the Solar System" Web page.

As well as providing links to download the application and relevant plug-ins, the NASA page provides users with an introduction and tutorials to navigate the application.

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