A Google Earth for the universe: VR space exploration software builds amazing 3D renditions of everything, from the International Space Station to Saturn and beyond

Researchers at one of Switzerland’s top universities are releasing open-source beta software that allows for virtual visits through the cosmos including a trip to the International Space Station, the moon, Saturn over galaxies and well beyond.The programme – Virtual Reality Universe Project, or Virup – pulls together what the researchers call the largest data set of the universe to create three-dimensional, panoramic visualisations.Software engineers, astrophysicists and experimental museology…


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