Solar System Scope: Explore Space Online

One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?

Good news for Space-philes and science project procrastinators alike, you can now explore the solar system from the comfort of your own desk.

Solar System Scope, released in March, is a free, web-based, interactive tool that allows viewers to check out the solar system from a heliocentric geocentric, or panoramic view.

With different tools, viewers can examine the real-time positions and movements of the planets and their moons, the distances between each, the location and distances of constellations, and the properties of that used-to-be-planet Pluto. See for yourself on the Solar System Scope website.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >