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via biquet:

I have just discovered Celestia, which is hands-down the coolest application ever. It allows you to explore the entire known universe in four dimensions. Click on a planet, star, nebula, or galaxy, and you get its distance from your current location, apparent magnitude, and size. With a keystroke you zoom seamlessly to your target, and you can pan the camera around in any direction.


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Jul. 20th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
I just got lost in that program for I don't know how long. I'm going to change the message on my voicemail to say, "Sorry, I can't come to the phone until sometime next year, I'm busy exploring the galaxy." That is really amazing. I'm so glad they had a version for Mac.
Jul. 20th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
YaY, I plan to explore this.
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