Monday, July 19, 2004

Celestia 1.3.1 - a 3D real-time simulation of the galaxy and beyond

Celestia 1.3.1 - a 3D real-time simulation of the galaxy and beyond

Paul Rowlingson at writes about Celestia 1.3.1


"Celestia offers a 3D simulation of the galaxy and beyond. Everything is simulated in real time, meaning that what you see is actually happening right now. Time can be speeded up, slowed down or even reversed, giving you a glimpse into the past or the future...."


A Tour facility lets you jump directly to any element - star, planet, asteroid or comet - and displays brief related data on-screen."

This is a "must have" for astronomy, physics and cosmology fans and space freaks including Star Trek "Trekkies".

The newest Computer Bild in Germany (15/2004, July 12, 2004) has a German-language package (deutsch) for the English version of Celestia 1.3.1 plus a German-language handbook.

See also the Celestia Motherlode for Celestia users.

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