MPL3D Solar System is a visual tool to arouse interest for astronomy and to divulge science in an entertaining way.
MPL3D Solar System maps out the majority of the close known universe. Stretching beyond our own Solar System, it reaches out to include another 120 extrasolar planets amongst over 10,000 mapped objects in this interactive simulation. Based on scientific data, every planet has been carefully reproduced as a visual representation, alongside the technical details. You can explore our own planets, exoplanets, nebulae, star clusters, several galaxies and even Sagittarius A*, the black hole that exists at the center of our own galaxy.
Explore more than 10,000 real extrasolar objects, including:.
Dynamic representation of stars : Main types and variable stars (pulse, eruptive, rotatory, binary and cataclysmic).
Full Solar System plus more than 120 known extrasolar worlds. All extrasolar planets are different, based on the scientific data available for them, with appearance changes and atmospheric effects.
More than 250 binary star systems, including systems with mass-transfer stars. More than 1000 orbits represented on the whole.
Most famous nebulae and star clusters.
Six galaxies including Magellanic Clouds.
More features, like Saggitarius A*, a black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Real star colours based on spectral class.
Surface star oscillation.
Simulated sunspots and coronal mass eyections.
3d star sound.
Logarithmic brightness system.
Brightness compensation system.
Friendly camera control with mouse, travel with a single click.
The object selectors will help you to visit the most interesting systems.
The system gallery allows to easily compare all celestial bodies within a star system.
Reduce the orbit sizes for a better understanding of celestial mechanics.
Watch current positions or travel in time.
Voyage from planet or freely across the stars.
Visit the enormous existing variety of known stars.
Enjoy the hypnotic and everchanging surface of the stars.
Enter inside the nebulae and contemplate outerworld views.
Enjoy photorealistic representation of our solar system.
Take screenshots with automatically generated names.
Music inspired in space will make your star voyage an immersive experience.
80-bit internal precision.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.5 includes touch enabled capabilities and a customizable spaceship mode, allowing the user to flight all around the galaxy with Newtonian physics for the space flight.
Better textures for celestial bodies and improved graphic effects, including 7 combinations of HDR/Bloom, heat haze for stars and spaceship engines, and revised effects for nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.