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The beauty of Space Engine.

Space Engine is a program that allows you to explore the cosmos at your leisure, from faraway galaxies to nearby worlds. Space Engine:

  • Is free to download and play.
  • Recreates a 10x10x10 gigaparsec cubic area of the observable universe that’s open to exploration from corner to corner.
  • Contains a large catalogue of actual astronomical objects, including galaxies, stars, planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and black holes, with more intended to be added in the future.
  • Procedurally generates galaxies, stars, planets, moons, and other objects not known to us according to reasonable probabilities. When exploring, you never quite know what you’re going to find.
  • Includes 10,000 catalogued galaxies, possibly billions more procedural galaxies, many trillions of stars, and even more planets and moons to explore. You can spend your entire lifetime looking at every single star system and never even make it to the next galaxy.
  • Gives you the ability to travel through space at any speed from 1 meter per second to 100 milliparsecs per second, allowing you to swing across superclusters, leap through galaxies, warp between stars, hop between planets, and glide over moons.
  • Presents the cosmos with stunning graphics and detail, from the gravitational lensing of black holes and neutron stars to the shadows of rings across planetary atmospheres.
  • Includes a rudimentary spacecraft system that allows you to fly space ships across the stars and star systems.

Space Engine is a work in progress and is still in the process of being updated, with new features and improvements introduced in every update. There’s a long list of features to be worked on for Space Engine in the future, which you can find hereand its creator - just one person - is accepting donations to fund his goals for Space Engine. It also requires a powerful PC to run well and is prone to crashes which may be mostly fixed by using the “interleaved” LoaderMode and restarting the program often, but remember the program is still in the beta stage and as such is incomplete. It also does not simulate physics and the movements of astronomical bodies completely accurately nor on large scales. It does, however, have basic simulations of orbits for objects within star systems.

All things considered, Space Engine is a wonderful piece of software and will no doubt lead to many hours lost in space.

You can download Space Engine at the official site:

http://en.spaceengine.org/

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ghost-anus:

the best pranks are the super harmless ones

like why would you pull someones pants down in public or like put them in danger or humiliate them when you can just baffle them by leaving tiny plastic camels all over their house or taping bill cosby’s face over every single face in  every picture in their house?

Last year the seniors had a mariachi band follow the principle for 3 hours

Confuse, don’t abuse ;)

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