Solar Engine is our own very unique way of visualizing Cosmos - the catch is to be able to display small objects (like satellites) together with enormous objects (like stars) that can have vast distances between them.
Completed Solar Engine will enable us to add ISS, Milky Way Galaxy and lots of diffrent celestial objects - check out the screenshots below! :) It will also be used to visualize fluent travelling between these locations - which will be quite a spectacle!
Please note that original release date was intended for May 2018 ..but there are a lot of new things to be done - and we're almost there :)
If you want to see here your own idea, send it firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Solar System is plentiful with Celestial Objects: There are 62 confirmed Moons orbiting Saturn, 67 Moons orbiting Jupiter, a lot of well known objects in the Asteroid belt, hundreds of Comets, the list goes on..
If you think we should prioritize adding these objects, please give this idea your thumbs-up
Great space discoveries were possible only with the help of our space emissaries. What is their mission and where are they now?
If you're curious about all the Veneras, Mariners, Pioneers, Voyagers, but also the ISS, Mars Express and other satellites and you think we should prioritize visualizing these objects, please give this idea your thumbs-up
Each culture had it's own legends, a myths and a stories they found on the sky, hiding behind each shape that was drawn by stars themselves.
If you would like to read some of these, please give this idea your thumbs-up
When we look at the stars, we might imagine distant worlds, Suns that are not too different from ours. But people once saw heroes, epic tales and myths!
If you would like us to add fantastic figures from Johannes Hevelius Uranographia to the night sky view, please give this idea your thumbs-up
Humanity has already identified countless celestial objects that surround our Planet, Solar System and Galaxy. This feature would enable you to create your own space play-ground, add / edit new objects, publish and share them with others.
If you would like to be able to publish objects of your own - directly to the model, please give this idea your thumbs-up
..And what would be the distance between Venus and Mercury today? Or any other day, any other body, in any metrics, while we're at it..
If you're curious about the distances in our Solar System and would like us to prioritize adding a handy measurement tool, please give this idea your thumbs-up
There are these times when you'd like to explain something to someone. If this something would be how the Solar System works - it might come useful if you'd be able to show exactly the one thing you have in mind. This feature will enable you not only to show / hide anything you see (objects, trajectories, Ecliptic, Equatorial and Galactic plane, ...), but also customize the proportions and show further guides and points (like planet axis and rotation direction, Galactic center and more)
If you think we should prioritize adding this feature, please give this idea your thumbs-up
Gravity moves planets along their orbits, Earths magnetic field deflects most of the solar wind. How cool would it be to observe these invisible forces?
If you think we should primarily focus on visualizing them, please give this idea your thumbs-up
Rodinia, Pannotia, Pangaea, these are some of the supercontinents before plate tectonics formed the continental Earth that we know today. How would you like to see this process that made up our home planet? Of course, it would need to be a bit speeded up (a few thousand billion times more precisely)
If you would like us to prioritize this task, please add the idea your thumbs up!
Not only is the astrology and geocentric model an integral part of our history - it is also a way to undestand what we percieve today. Maybe to better understand the mechanics that take place when stars move through the night sky, is to imagine the flat plane that we're standing on in the first place.
If you think we should prioritize adding Geocentric, Astrology, Armillary and various Flat-Earth views, please add this idea your thumbs up!
Who wouldn't like to temper a bit with the forces of nature now and then? just to see what happens? Like "what would the Solar System be like if Jupiter had a bit more mass? ..Just increase it a little.. Oh, look, another star! And goodbye to planets.. ok, lets have another try.."
If you'd like us to prioritize such celestial playground, please add this idea your thumbs up!
Wouldn't it be great if we could instantly travel to that tiny light we see in the night sky and see what lies beyound? Have a look at the distant, exotic Sun and learn about it first hand?
if you think we should prioritize adding Star Exploration to our model, please give this idea a thumbs-up!
Imagine our famous spiral shaped galaxy along with it's most renowned destinations, all in one 3d model.
If you like this idea and would like us to prioritize its creation, please add it your thumbs up!
Explanatory 3d view of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon - all schematically aligned and described to display changes of Moon phases, Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
If you'd like us to prioritize the creation of such view, please add it a vote!
Watch the famous Earth rise from the Moon with Neil Armstrong, have a walk around with Mars rovers and explore Solar Systems famous destinations in a 3d visualization - these and more are the ideas of Solar System Scopes surface of planets feature.
if you would like us to prioritize adding Surface of Planets Explorer, please add this idea your thumbs up!
Create a whole new Planet from scratch. Bombard your planet with asteroids to increase water levels. Move forward billions of years to see if life catches up. And don't forget to save your planet to your list. So, what do you think about Generic Planet Creation?
If you think we should prioritize creating such tool, please add this idea your thumbs up!
If you think that our Spacepadia should explain more of the space basics, creation of Universe, Stars and our Solar System - please give this idea your thumbs up!
If you think that our Spacepadia should focus on gathering, publishing and updating new space discoveries, please add this idea your thumbs up!
This feature would enable you to publish and share your own articles, photos and merge them with views and 3d models from Solar System Scope - all on your own personalized Solar System Scope site. Extremely useful for teachers, schools, bloggers, editors and anybody who likes to publish and share their ideas.
If you think we should prioritize adding this feature, please give this idea your thumbs up!
If you like us to spice-up our SkyDiary section with deeper infos and more observation tutorials and tips, please add this idea your thumbs up!
If you have a blog, youtube channel, or just want to record videos from Solar System Scope, a tool for capturing videos, adding notes and sharing it directly from our application might come handy.
If you think we should prioritize creating this feature, please give this idea your thumbs-up
Make screenshots with white background - so that you can print eg. exact positions of planets directly from Solar System Scope.
If you like this idea, please give it your thumbs-up!
Deep space wallpaper animating on your desktop background.
If you like this idea, please give it your thumbs-up!
|Brother Gabriel-Marie||contributed Asteroid and Kuiper Belt Idea|
|Marcus||contributed Stellar Neighborhood Idea|
|Charles and Bill||contributed Spacepedia Idea|