Marcia Hansen

Visibly Smart: Interactive Solar System

In honor of the upcoming final space shuttle launch, I wanted to share a link to an interactive 3D model of the solar system. I’ve enjoyed clicking through and exploring. It’s quite addicting. Multi-task this afternoon, and click through to see for yourself.

The above image shows a geocentric view of Earth and the other planets in our solar system. But you can also change views and see a heliocentric or panoramic view. Plus, you can click and view any planet and the solar system from any angle, or also click in to see stars.

How wonderful it must all be from space!

If you liked this post, my friends over at Intel Free Press have a post you may be interested in: Redneck Rocket Scientist Follows His Dream. It’s about an Intel employee, Morris Jarvis and his dream to design, build and launch a space shuttle using Intel and off-the-shelf technology.

The coming holiday weekend is always one that inspires me. I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a comment below and let me know what inspires you. Thanks!



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Marcia Hansen

About Marcia Hansen

Marcia works as a digital storytelling marketing strategist for iQ and the Intel digital newsroom. She joined Intel in July 2010 after her pioneering work in social media at Allstate Insurance. She loves words, movies, photos, and world travel. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies.

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