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Xstar N-body Solver

http://www.midwestcs.com/xstar/

[open source - Unix] Displays results to the screen or can be used as a screen saver. Includes a college level introductory text on the n-body problem.

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VRMars-Spirit: The Red Planet Mars 3D

http://www.vrmars.com/VRMars-Spirit-The-Red-Planet-Mars-3D.htm

Virtual reality software covering Mars exploration, enabling the user to take a virtual tour of the planet and get 3D views of the surroundings.

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Universe Sandbox

http://www.universesandbox.com/

Interactive space simulator created by Dan Dixon. It includes the solar system, the nearest 1000 stars, the local group of galaxies and an unlimited number of fictional scenarios.

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The Celestia Motherlode

http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/

The addon repository for the 3-D space simulator Celestia. It includes tours, spacecraft, asteroids and fictional universes.

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StarStrider software 3D planetarium

http://www.starstrider.com/

[shareware - Win 98/ME/2K/XP] A 3D software planetarium. Photo realistic real-time 3D renderings of 2 million stars, galaxies, nebulae, and the Milky Way. Includes several educative tutorials.

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Starry Night

http://www.starrynight.com/

[commercial - Win95/98/NT, Macintosh] A planetarium and solar-system simulator; lets you view the universe from anywhere in our planetary neighbourhood in the past, present, and future.

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SpaceWander Virtual Space Trip!

http://www.spacewander.com/

SpaceWander's award-winning multimedia tour of the Universe features real space pictures from NASA

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Spacesimulator.net

http://www.spacesimulator.net/

Provides tutorials on how to program a 3d engine for a space simulation.

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Solar System Applet

http://www.burtleburtle.net/bob/physics/solar.html

[online Java applet] This 3-d solar system applet can be rotated and zoomed with the mouse. Below it are links to other online gravity simulators and resources for building solar system simulations.

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Solar Kingdom

http://www.silverfrost.com/

[commercial, demo available - Win95/98/NT] A solar system simulator and planetarium, with planetary encyclopaedia.

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Orbiter Space Flight Simulator

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

ORBITER is a free flight simulator that goes beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. It is not a space shooter, and aims to be as realistic as possible.

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OpenUniverse

http://www.openuniverse.org/

[open source - Win95/98/NT/2000 or Unix/Linux and OpenGL] Newest NASA data creates a fast 3D display of our home solar system, 25000 stars, galaxy, planets, moons, asteroids and even controllable spacecraft.

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MPL3D Solar System

http://www.mpl3d.com/solar.htm

Interactive 3D space simulation of the close universe in real time.

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Gravity Simulator

http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/what.html

[freeware - Win 9x/NT/2k/XP] Simulates orbits of planets and other celestial bodies.

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Gravel

http://www.rclsoftware.org.uk/gravel/

[freeware - Windows] Models the interaction between bodies in space according to Newtonian physics.

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GrandTour

http://www.faithreason.org/grandtour

Accurate wireframe simulator for the Voyager and Giotto space missions, with animation capability. Developed at JPL for science/navigation, and filmed by the BBC/NOVA. Conveniently runs from any Windows/DOS. Freeware.

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Earthsim

http://www.earthsim.tv/

[Commercial, demo available - Windows XP/Vista] Online 3D solar system browser, screensaver and interactive encyclopaedia.

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Copernic Space Simulator

http://www.regulus.ro/copernic/en/index.htm

A freeware program that allows the user to navigate through the solar system neighbourhood at different times in past or future and see the sky in a stereographic projection.

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ChView

http://members.nova.org/~sol/chview/

[Freeware - Win3.x/95] A three-dimensional aid to viewing some of the nearer stars of our galaxy, navigating the distances between them, and accessing basic stellar information.

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Celestia

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

A free 3D space simulator that lets you travel through the solar system and beyond to over 100,000 stars. [Windows, Mac; Open source]

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AstroGrav

http://www.astrograv.co.uk/

Astronomy software program that allows you to simulate how astronomical objects move and interact under the force of gravity.[Commercial, free demo, multilingual]

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AstroFly

http://www.anumajor.com/astrofly/index.html

[freeware - Win 98/ME/2000/XP] Three-dimensional models of the Milky Way neighborhood.

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3D Solar System Simulator

http://www.3dinteractivo.com/

A free Java application that shows an interactive 3D representation of the planets and satellites of the solar system.

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