Because I like making topics when I want to talk about something different, I bring you another topic from the depths of the universe.
Here is some info copied directly from this website
:Welcome to Celestia
... The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.
Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.
You can download (for free) from the website. No trial or anything, but I'm not only here to talk about the program, I'm here to talk about an add-on pack I'm making. That's right, I'm going to add planets and stuff.
Of course the measurements are not exact, but guess what? I'm going to add planets to this program from Light of Altair!
But you may be wondering, how do you know what textures to apply? I'll tell you. Like in the program, the game uses different "designs" for planets and moons. Most of the planet's "designs" in star systems are similar to planets in Sol. So I'll re-use textures from many planets. But hey, there are gray rocky planets with water, and planets with uniqe "designs"! How are you going to do that? Editing, duh!
I'll work on this in the time where I have free time and nobody is posting in my adventure.Images:
(empty right now hold on)Downloads:
Windows: Drag the content of the .zip into C:\Program Files\Celestia\extras\Addons
If the "Addons" folder does not exist, make one.
Light of Altair:CentauriSearch for the star named "Alpha Centauri". Observe this star system.
Prime | Void
* Alpha Centauri
Test (to be uploaded)
[size=85]Search for the star named "Minecraft". Observe this star system.
Minecraftia | Moon
I might update this, some planets look weird.