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Our Solar System Google Arts Culture

Over on Google Arts & Culture they have worked with NASA to put together a pretty great trip through the solar system. Its full of detailed images and notes with links to even more learning.

The stars of the project [other than the sun] are the AR planet models. Each model can be viewed rotated and projected.

We have only just begun to explore the Solar System. One lifetime ago, we had no idea what a planet as far away as Neptune really looked like, let alone the surface of Mars. Our neighborhood is full of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets that we have barely laid eyes on. Where have we already traveled? Where will we go in the near future?

Our Solar System Google Arts Culture

Check it out and while you are at it NASA’s own solar system exploration page isn’t too shabby either.


If you want a daily dose of NASA images checkout this project from John Park: PyPortal NASA Image of the Day Viewer


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