Free software for virtual space exploration from your desktop!

Explore distant stars and planets with these space exploration programs. Turn your computer into a virtual telescope that enables you to zoom deep into the sky...

Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth allows you to view global imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. Just type in the address or location, and watch the interactive 3D navigate to that location, zooming in to street level (you can actually see cars on the street...

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Stellarium

Stellarium

Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows a realistic 3D simulation of the night sky on your computer screen. It includes a default catalog with more than 600,000 stars, images of nebulae, a realistic Milky Way, as well as planets and their satellites...

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WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope is a virtual telescope software that enables you to explore the universe with the help of interactive star charts and high resolution imagery from some of the best land and sky based telescopes. You can manually explore the night sky...

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Price: Free
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Celestia

Celestia

Celestia is a real-time 3D space simulator that allows to to travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. All travel in Celestia is seamless; the zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from...

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Price: Free
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