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April 22, 2009

Free Planets MPL3D Solar System 1.0 Software

Filed under: Software — Tags: , — Donnette E Davis @ 11:24 am

Source:  http://wareseeker.com/free-planets-solar-system-wikipedia/

This tool will take a random trip around 10,000 stars of our galaxy, and it will be different each time you run it. Trips will orbit stars at a 5 light years of distance from them, increasing then to 100 light years away from them. As the demo runs, it will take you to further stars, including famous stars, stars with planets, multiple systems and variable stars with real data. Each frame in the simulation equals to one day of time.

Although camera is automatic, you still can control it with mouse movement, but only when orbiting a star (that is when not “travelling” to a star).

Other controls are: “L” – Changes language between english and spanish.

“M” – Turns music on/off. “F” – Shows maximum frames per second at screen top-left.

“Esc” – Press escape to quit. Star names and data appear and disappear at random. It needs DirectX 9.0c installed, and it is better run with 1024×768 resolution. Turn out the lights and enjoy!

“MPL3D Solar System – Starfield Tech Demo” is a executable preview of “MPL3D Solar System” itself.

Please check http://www.mpl3d.com for details.

Here are some key features of “MPL3D Solar System”:

Explore more than 10.000 real extrasolar objects, including: – Stars : Main types and Variable Stars (pulse, eruptive, rotatory, binary and cataclysmic) – Full Solar System plus more than 120 known Extrasolar Worlds! – Most famous Nebulae and Star Clusters. – Five Galaxies including Magellanic Clouds.

More features, like Saggitarius A*, a black hole at the center of our galaxy! Friendly camera control with mouse, travel with a single click! Travel from planet to planet or voyage freely across the stars. Watch current moons and planets positions at present date and local hour or travel in time!

Visit the enormous existing variety of known stars with a single mouse click.

Enjoy the hypnotic and everchanging surface of the stars. Enter inside the nebulae and contemplate outerworld views.

The planet gallery will allow you to easily compare all planets within a star system.

The star selector has an options menu that will help you to visit the most interesting stars.

Enjoy photorealistic representation of our solar system. Take your own pictures and save them to disk.

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Music inspired in space will make your star voyage a more involving experience.

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