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One procedural universe, coming right up

Space Engine is a free (but not open source) program that allows you to fly through vast reaches of the universe. Along the way, you'll see some pretty amazing vistas and probably want to take screenshots of them. It incorporates a good amount of real-world data about the solar system, exoplanets and the universe in general with procedural generation of everything we don't know. [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Jan 6, 2014 - 28 comments

I miss Carl Sagan.

I miss Carl Sagan. I miss Carl Sagan. I miss Carl Sagan. [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Sep 27, 2009 - 43 comments

3D Starmaps

3D Starmaps by Winchell Chung. (I knew him for his game illustrations before I ever knew about his starmaps.) The site contains lots of information about how to make 2D/3D starmaps from standard star tables, a nice selection of pre-existing maps and one of the best listings of 3D starmap software around.
posted by jiawen on Jul 23, 2006 - 12 comments

So you want to buy a telescope?

So you want to buy a telescope? Read these pages first.
posted by jiawen on Dec 19, 2005 - 27 comments

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