Brought to you by Solar System Scope, the 3D simulation is an interactive map of our solar system. This is a great tool for adults and children alike to learn about the different celestial bodies that exist in our system.

How to use

Click on the image to go to the menu section. On the left of the screen, there are four options.

  1. The world takes you to the map where it shows the sun and planets. Here you can click on the planets to get a closer view of the planet and learn more information on it.
  2. The telescope gives you a closer view of the constellations in the sky at the current time and location you are in. At the bottom of the screen, you are able to change the timeline and location to show the constellations position at another specified time or location.
  3. The settings allow you to decide what is viewed on your map by selecting or deselecting each option.
  4. The magnifying glass takes you to the current location in the sky-map that the object is located. This saves you from having to hunt around on the map to locate the object.

On the right of the screen is more options, you can zoom in and out of the object you click on for a closer view. You also have the option to read more about the object by clicking the "i" which will take you to a summary about the object.