xplanets shows a simulation of a spacecraft flying through the solar system.
Version: 1.0.0xplanets shows a simulation of a spacecraft flying through the solar system. With the controls next to the simulation screen you can control the simulation and steer the spacecraft's flight.
Operating System: Linux
The following planets are visible:
· the Sun (yellow)
· mercury (gray38)
· venus (burlywood2)
· earth (blue2)
· mars (LightSalmon3)
Note that the sizes of the sun and planets are not to scale, though their distances are. Showing the planets to scale would mean that they wouldn't be visible. The solar system is rather big, after all.
The planet nearest to the spaceship is indicated with a red circle around it. It's relative speed and distance are shown in the data display.
The xplanets program uses the GTK+ toolkit. It has been built with version 2.2.1, so it should work with any version >2.0.0. It does not work with GTK+ 1.x anymore.