Jupiter and the Jovian moon “lo”, as taken by The New Horizons (NASA)
“NASA isn’t dead.”
That’s what Visualization Software Engineer Jon Nguyen wants people to know. NASA may have not been shooting astronauts into space these past few years, but Instead, they’ve been rocking the solar system with robot-operated spacecrafts including New Horizons, which is currently halfway between the Earth and Pluto, its destination.
So what can we humans do while we envy the robots that can withstand the long hours of space exploration? We tour the solar system from home.
Well, very soon we can, that is. In this 8-minute talk by Jon, he gives the audience a sneak peek to his upcoming state-of-the-art and groundbreaking computer software – “Eyes on the Solar System”, which allows users to navigate and explore the planets, moons, asteroids and spacecrafts that rotate around our sun – in real-time.
Imagine being able to travel beyond our atmosphere, scroll back in time between the past and the future of space exploration, watch as many sunsets as you want (the International Space Station satellite gets one every 90-minutes) and trace the routes of every spacecraft that’s currently somewhere out there.
The world at your fingertips? Try the solar system.