NASA is making many a child's dream come true by letting the public take a trip through the solar system – and you don't even have to leave your living room. Eyes on the Solar System NASA's new site: Eyes on the Solar System. The space administration is putting actual mission data on an interactive website, Eyes on the Solar …
"This application requires the Unity 3D plug-in.
Unfortunately, the Unity 3D plug-in is only supported on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.4 or newer."
Linux may be OS to the Gods, but not to NASA's PR wonks.
The irony being ...
That linux is probably running on 90% of NASAs machines ....
No "probably" about it
The mission I work on (mls.jpl.nasa.gov) has four big beowulf clusters to number-crunch the raw data.
is also a 400MB plugin....
Not happening here!
OS? It's not even a PC
Worse still, in the tutorial video the resident chick says "available for both PC and Mac". Now I can't begin to tell you how much that phrase PISSES ME OFF every time I see it on my Ubuntu box...
(PC mostly) But..
To name just four progs that allow to you travel universe (locally that is), just like a child. And you don't hav e to leave the living room.
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it's a bit like http://spacelog.org/
I've just re-enacted Voyager 2's Saturn flyby, watching Voyager 1 go by in the distance….
Can't find any way to switch from Imperial to Metric measures...
and the feedback feature doesn't work, tried it with IE and Firefox, just doesn't display a Captcha image, won't reload or play a sound, so no way to ask/suggest if they could add a measure toggle or just default to a real scientific measures scheme.
Would help the US and UK to get used to the idea of using a WW standard and prevent future robot missions trying to penetrate remote landscapes.