Solar System

Our Solar System

A solar system refers to a star and all the objects that travel in orbit around it. Our solar system consists of the sun, eight planets (and their natural satellites), dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets. Our solar system is located within the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is located about 27,000 light-years away from the Milky Way Galactic Center.

This is a project powered by Three.js and WebGL. All objects within this project have been modeled to scale based on real astronomical data. The scene currently renders the sun, all eight planets (nine if you side with Pluto being a planet), each planet's moons, the asteriod belt and thousands of stars.

For a better viewing experience, use a laptop or desktop with the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari Technology Preview.

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Browser Compatibility

This project utilizes some of JavaScript's lastest ES6 features. Currently this project is best viewed using the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari Technology Preview. At a minimum, your browser must support the following ES6 features. If you can't navigate past this page, this project is not compitible with the browser you're using. Sorry, but this project is currently not viewable from a mobile device.

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Project Info

Universe Scale6.30957344 × 10-5 Orbit Scale6.30957344 × 10-5 Celestial Scale1.2589254 × 10-4

Controls

Use your mouse or trackpad to navigate the scene. To zoom, use a scroll motion. When viewing a planet, you can move around a planet using a click + drag motion.
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Controls

Use your mouse or trackpad to navigate the scene. To zoom, use a scroll motion. When viewing a planet, you can move around a planet using a click + drag motion.

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