I received an email from Michal Sadlon about my recent Rossetta blog post. MIchal has a project where he and his team creator online space simulations. They have recently recently launched an “Interactive 3D model of Rosetta mission,” which you can view here (http://www.solarsystemscope.com/rosetta/).
The simulation visualizes the current position of the Rosetta spacecraft, its trajectory and all important moments. Also, it has a videotour of entire mission and interesting images published by the ESA. There is all the information you want on this mission, all you have to do is start clicking around the page and explore the solar system from your desktop.
That isn’t the whole story either. You should check out the other cool simulations that they have available on the main page.
Also, they have apps for your Android(r) and Apple devices so you can take them with you everywhere. I know that this will be an addition to my outreach efforts. There is nothing more engaging than showing the public, in real-time, what is happening hundreds of thousands of miles away.
Michal and his team at www.inove.eu.com, are located in Slovakia. You have to love the reach of the internet and these projects.
Well done Michal!
– Ex astris, scientia –
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