NASA have announce the release of a beta version of a new online tool to explore the solar system – Eyes on the Solar System. User can pilot a point of view and move around the solar system, which includes the many probes and missions that are slowly creeping their way across the vast expanse of space. Zoom in and have a look at the rings of Saturn, or move across to Mars and have a look at the desert landscape.
You need to install a small app to run the simulation – then fire up the tool and start exploring. I recommend running it in full screen mode to get the most immersive experience. You can also follow the project on twitter @nasa_eyes
Press release here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-288_System_Eyes.html
Eyes on the Solar System here: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/