Thursday, February 25, 2010

Solar System Simulator

R2K points out this wicked cool planetary simulator. It can accomodate up to four bodies in a single plane. There's a lot of cool stuff you can do with it, including simulating multiple stars. I've created some really neat systems, including one system with two earths orbiting in opposite directions where their orbits continually changed and changed each other, but neither had the gravitational influence to send the other out of the system or into the sun.

The University of Colorado site has a bunch of awesome simulations in physics, chemistry, biology, electronics, earth science, and more.

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