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Cosmic simulation software

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rmfw
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Mar28-14, 11:21 AM
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Hey, does anyone know what software is used on the astrophysics videos made by NASA? Or similar modeling software where I can play around a bit creating solar systems and stuff like that? Thanks
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Mar28-14, 12:43 PM
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Here is one that may be appropriate at https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/my-solar-system. NASA also has one for the solar system that can be accessed at http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/faq.html. Making a movie is a bit more complicated. It typically requires numerical simulations which demand require significant computing resources.
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Mar28-14, 12:52 PM
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I hear Universe Sandbox is a nice toy that might suit your needs. It was just a few dollars on Steam last time I checked.

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Mar28-14, 04:15 PM
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Cosmic simulation software

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I hear Universe Sandbox is a nice toy that might suit your needs. It was just a few dollars on Steam last time I checked.
I have this and I highly recommend it. It's easy to use and has a lot of interesting scenarios built in. (Like showing what would happen to Saturn's rings if Uranus or Neptune got really, really close)
rmfw
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Mar28-14, 05:14 PM
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Thanks, I'v installed Universe Sandbox and it's really cool .


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