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The purpose of Planets 3D is to show a simulation of our solar system. The focus lies on a nice graphic (3D OpenGL) and the possibility to modify the objects of the solar system to see what happens.
This program is written on Linux using C++. In theory it should be portable to windows, because only platform independent libraries were used. Anyone who tries to port it please contact the author even if unsuccessful, perhaps he can help overcome arising errors.
Currently it includes a small program which converts different coordinate systems into each other. It is called Astroconvert.
Features of Planets3D are:
- simulate the development of the solar system based on calculations of the gravity power;
- take screenshots;
- load and save solar systems;
- modify solar system;
- switch between different cameras to view the solar system (e.g. look through a shuttle window.
Platform-Independent source and Linux i386 binary available for download.