The 3DAstronomer space simulator is truly a tribute to space exploration both its past and its future.
This space simulator program could never have come to be without those do dared and persisted to question what was out there in the great unknown beyond our planet.
Their exploration, curiosity and wisdom has changed forever the way we look out into the universe. The stars in the sky are no longer mysteries, and it also altered our perception of our planet Earth and how it fits into the vast universe. Now we can look back from our high tech world and realize just how amazing those feats of space exploration have been within the past 60 years.
Starting in the 1950s, those original space satellites totally revolutionized weather forecasting when they began beaming home television images of cloud patterns. The scope of reference for meteorologists and climatologists increased hugely then and continued to do so as technology developed over the decades.
The astronaut photography of the 1970s display to us those stunning space images of the earth for the first time. Remember those great images from Apollo 13! That true color that has become to be known as the “Blue Marble” representation of our beautiful planet. Still the most beautiful of all I think.
Space satellite sensors have since back in 1972, been monitoring, acquiring and analyzing data collected regarding the land, ice, and ocean as well as atmospheric data with increasing temporal spectral and spatial resolution. All these various satellite remote sensing systems, such as NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) help us to not only monitor, but also make sense of Earth’s myriad of mysterious and marvelous physical, chemical, and biological processes.
With the 3DAstronomer space simulator you will be able to hover above the Earth and spend as much time as you want investigating our planet, and observe for yourself the images that have helped us better understand our small place in the universe.
At the same time, you are just a few mouse clicks away from exploring massive galaxy clusters. There’s thousands of them out there in space, and some await you 400 Million light years away. But you can be there in seconds – simply switch your 3DAstronomer™ to Warp Speed and you can race forward in time and space– light years away – to visit these outer galaxies in the universe.
Sources: Wielicki et al., 1995 Kaufman et al., 1998 Running et al., 1999.