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Author:  johnson1010 [ Sun May 30, 2010 12:55 am ]
Post subject:  Planetary orbit simulator. Well, there goes productivity.

http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/si ... lar_System

you can add planets and set rates, or use the pre-selected sets to watch 2-d planetary orbit simulations.

Newton, if only you could see this.

Author:  Robert Tulip [ Sun May 30, 2010 5:17 am ]
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This is superb. I've seen a roughly similar one before, I think called gravity simulator. I would like to work out how to illustrate the orbits of the gas giants.

There is a good one here with four stars in stable orbit. Moving the parameter for one just the slightest amount sends them haywire.

Author:  johnson1010 [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:23 am ]
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i spent like two hours on this the other day.

Creating a new set of stable orbits that lasts for more than ten minutes is an interesting challenge.

Author:  Robert Tulip [ Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:28 am ]
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I'm trying to simulate three planets around a star - See here. Will keep tinkering.

Author:  Robert Tulip [ Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:56 am ]
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The sun is 99.8% of the mass of the solar system. If you make the three planets much more than 0.2% of the mass in total they become unstable.

Author:  johnson1010 [ Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:37 am ]
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seems like maybe we are the only two here nerdy enough to enjoy this, RT.

Author:  johnson1010 [ Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:40 pm ]
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All other orbit animations wish they were this one.

Seriously.

http://www.wimp.com/earthyear/

Author:  geo [ Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:49 pm ]
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johnson1010 wrote:
seems like maybe we are the only two here nerdy enough to enjoy this, RT.


I should have mentioned that I found this to be very cool as well.

Author:  johnson1010 [ Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:51 pm ]
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I'm glad we are in good company!

Author:  froglipz [ Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:10 pm ]
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There went my afternoon. I had a difficult time getting the third planet in there, I wish I had come back and read the rest of the forum before I spent all that time tinkering with it.... VERY cool, an awesome time killer to be sure ;)

Author:  Seraphim [ Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:30 pm ]
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That is an awesome animation, johnson. Thanks for sharing. And add my name to the list of people spending way too much time with that simulator in the first post. :P

Author:  johnson1010 [ Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:44 am ]
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Pretty cool orbit animation that produces a tone every time a planet completes an orbit.

Makes interesting "solar song".

http://www.whitevinyldesign.com/solarbeat/

Author:  johnson1010 [ Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:10 pm ]
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Epic Universal atlas presentation.

http://www.wimp.com/atlasuniverse/

Author:  geo [ Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:24 pm ]
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johnson1010 wrote:
Pretty cool orbit animation that produces a tone every time a planet completes an orbit.

Makes interesting "solar song".

http://www.whitevinyldesign.com/solarbeat/


That is way cool. It really shows how slow Pluto's orbit is compared with the inner planets.

Author:  froglipz [ Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:31 pm ]
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johnson1010 wrote:
Pretty cool orbit animation that produces a tone every time a planet completes an orbit.

Makes interesting "solar song".

http://www.whitevinyldesign.com/solarbeat/


Nice, that was pretty, kind of like a music box, with a rng.

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