Explore the solar system

As the countdown to the launch of Project Proxima, the hypothetical voyage to Proxima Centauri reaches 16 days and 20 hours, we celebrate with some links to useful solar system simulators.  #SolarSystem #ProjectProxima #space #science

Astro Tour from gunn.co.nz

Solar system tour from gunn.co.nz - explore the solar system with this fully customizable simulator.
Nine Planets solar System Tour

A beautifully imagined solar system simulator.  Click on a planet to get more information, or set the planets in motion.

Project Metis

Beautifully rendered planets come alive in this solar system simulation.

From Leeds to Proxima Centauri

Project Proxima is a hypothetical voyage to our nearest stellar neighbour - Proxima Centauri.  The spacecraft, Proxima, can travel at the speed of light and is set to launch in 16 days (on the 1st May 2015).

Our goal, the closest star, Proxima Centauri.

Followers can track the progress of Proxima's four year voyage on the website and through Proxima's Twitter page @proximaspace.  You can sign-up to become a registered follower to get your name on the website, and receive news via email.

Proxima will travel at the speed of light from Earth to Proxima Centauri taking it on a path that first visits the inner solar system and the sun. It will then continue through the solar system until it is far beyond the outer reaches of the Oort Cloud, the depths of interstellar space and then finally, in four years time, it will reach Proxima Centauri (in 2019).

Time until Launch: