Celestia 1.6.1

A free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions.
Celestia is a free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions.

Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.

All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.

Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.

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EXCELLENT
last updated on:
August 22nd, 2011, 12:49 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Chris Laurel
homepage:
www.shatters.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Science and Engineering \ Astronomy

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What's New in This Release:
  • Bug fixes:
  • Removed extraneous colons from nearstars.stc
  • Fixed truncation of long label strings in East Asian locales
  • Increased size of Goto Object dialog to prevent translated strings from being truncated
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